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The government has allocated KSh630 billion to fund Education sector this financial year to ensure smooth running of education system. Principal Secretary for State Department of University Education and Research Beatrice Muganda said that the government has heavily invested in education saying it was the biggest empowerment that that the government can give to young people.
University of Embu acting Chancellor Dr Kennedy Okon'go awards best student overall Oside Nessy during the graduation. Looking is the University's Vice Chancellor Prof Daniel Mugendi.|MWINGI TIMES

While Speaking  during the 8th graduation ceremony of University of Embu, Dr Muganda said the government takes matters on education seriously and that is why such investment had been done. She assured that no needy students will miss university education since the government was keen to see all students who qualified to join university have a chance to chase their desired dreams.
"The new funding model is the best thing that  has happened since education system was established in Kenya. Through this model our most vulnerable students will walk to universities without a coin and they will be fully supported by the government," she said.

Muganda said no bright student will be locked out of the university education.
" I want confirm that in a few years to come the new funding will lift those at the bottom of the ledger and they be competing favourably   with all of us for the position we are  looking towards for," she said.
Graduands proceed to the graduation pavilion at the University of Embu. 1590 students graduated from the university in various disciplines  on September 19,2023.| MWINGI TIMES

During the ceremony, 1,590 students graduated. A 21- year old student, Oside Nessy emerged as the best student after she was awarded a first class honours degree in Mathematics and Physics. Due to her sterling performance, the University granted her a full scholarship to pursue a Masters degree.

 The University of Embu Vice Chancellor Prof Daniel Mugendi said the class of 2023 did well despite the global pandemic.
"In 2019, the students were in the middle of their first year when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The world was thrust into a state of confusion and universities were closed and workers sent home. Many students struggled with technology challenges but they succeeded," he recalled.

The University acting Chancellor Dr Kennedy Okong'o said the University was doing well in terms of performance.
" In the recent rating, our University was ranked the best performing nationally. We are doing well due to sound management," he saidFive students graduated with doctorate degrees in different fields.


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