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70 get bursaries for free secondary education

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By  ABUBAKER KIRUNDA

Posted  Thursday, February 20  2014 at  02:00

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The pupils will study for free until they complete Senior Four

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Jinja- A total of 70 students due to join secondary schools have won bursaries courtesy of Kyabazinga Education Scheme in conjunction with Nakanyonyi Girls Secondary School in Jinja.

Each of the beneficiaries who passed their Primary Leaving Examination in Division 1 will be exempted from paying Shs1.2 million annually in tuition fees until they complete their Uganda Certificate of Education. Beneficiaries who passed in Division 2 will be paying half of the tuition fees computed at Shs200,000 per term, or Shs600,000 per year.

Girl-child education
Speaking at the Busoga Kingdom headquarters in Jinja on Monday during the handover of the bursaries, the Director of the School, Mr Richard Isabirye, said the move is aimed at improving girl-child education as contained in the school’s objectives.

Mr Isabirye said the only repayment the school expects is commitment on the part of both beneficiaries and their parents.

“As a school, we require discipline and hard work on the part of the students and maximum cooperation of the parents especially when it comes to meetings of the Parents and Teachers’ Association,” he said.

The Busoga Kingdom Prime Minister, Mr Wilson Muwereza, thanked Nakanyonyi management for its contribution to the kingdom’s education plans.

He said that the kingdom had earmarked 104 scholarships, 70 for secondary education and 34 for institutions of higher learning, but are yet to find a sponsor to meet the costs of the 34.

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