Kuria East Sub County is set to have the first satellite campus of Rongo University that will help to spearhead higher education in the community.
Speaking during a forum that brought together education stakeholders and local leaders at Kegonga town Kuria East, Rongo University vice chancellor Professor Gudu Samuel agreed that a university campus in Kuria East would improve lives by discouraging retrogressive cultures and promotion of better economic lives.
Gudu said that the initiative of opening up the campus in Kegonga would improve relations of the communities living in Transmara.
He challenged the residents to embrace the initiative as the only sure way of developing societies which felt oppressed.
He however asked non-employed graduates to remain resilient while fighting for their space in the job market.
The Kuria East Member of Parliament, Marwa Kitayama Maisori revealed that the community had agreed to donate 45 acres of land for the Rongo satellite university in Kuria East.
Kitayama also noted that a Sh.100 million would be set aside from Constituency Development Funds to develop the university.
He expressed confidence that the facility would help the community’s form four graduates to attain certificates, diplomas and degrees easily.
It is difficult for our children to walk 120 kilometers to the main campus at Kitere in Rongo Sub County, he noted
He termed the collaboration between the Rongo University fraternity and the Kuria East constituent as important in an attempt to improve education standards in Kuria community.
The Migori Deputy Governor, Nelson Mwita Mahanga said that the campus would also create job opportunities to the Kuria Community as many of the residents were likely to be given the first priority in when the university starts to employ.
The meeting brought together local education stakeholders and partners, including representative from Starehe Boys and Girls Secondary Schools.
Source: Kenya News Agency