The government has increased bursaries to schools under the National Government Constituencies Development Fund in an effort to promote smooth learning.
This follows the signing into law of the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (Amendment) Bill by President William Ruto in mid-December.
The law proposes an increase in the allocation to schools from the current 3% to 40%, a move that seeks to facilitate continuity and completion of education by students.
The additional funds will also cater for school feeding programmes, especially in drought-stricken areas.
“This will check drop-outs, boost enrollment and further the Government’s efforts to increase literacy,” said Majority Leader Kimani Ichungw’ah.
As expected, the Act will lead to increased CDF allocation on environmental activities from two per cent to five per cent to fund for climate crisis. It has also introduced a 3% allocation of the Fund for Constituencies’ digital hubs.
The hubs, the government argues, are key in enabling the youth to acquire skills to boost their employability.