2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
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Busia County

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Raphael Wanjala (in orange shirt), MP Budalangi Constituency, presenting a cheque worth KSh33m for education bursary in Budalangi recently. PHOTO/ Gilbert Ochieng, Scholar Media Africa.

Thousands of Budalangi’s needy students to benefit from bursaries

Budalangi National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) Committee has, over the years, spent a bigger chunk of its CDF kitty on education which is an equalizer and the key to a better future. Several high-rise...
Everline Sakwa, a long-serving ECDE teacher in Budalangi, who has improved on academic performance of her pupils. PHOTO/Gilbert Ochieng, Scholar Media Africa.

Busia: Teacher pleads for employment after decades of volunteering

She has volunteered for almost two decades as an ECDE teacher. She, with her colleague, anticipate being employed by the county government of Busia. Early childhood education is critical to a child’s future success as skills...
Agnes Kundu, a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA), showcasing her certificates. Alongside her is one of her clients. PHOTO/Gilbert Ochieng, Scholar Media Africa.

How Kundu, a traditional birth attendant, aids expectant mothers deliver

She has been trained on different occasions in vital matters of her profession. She delivers an average of twelve expectant women every month. Kundu says traditional birth assistants need recognition by the government for their role....
Samuel Magoba holding a mature bamboo plant at his bamboo plant in Budalangi. PHOTO/Gilbert Ochieng, Scholar Media Africa.

Bamboo farmer says it’s a lucrative business

The farmer says this venture has lifted his economic life. He urges young people to join in and plant bamboo. The trees are essential in preventing floods. Samuel Magoba, a former civic leader at the then Busia...
Entrance of the TereseaOyiolo Library, a charity service from the Teresa Oyiolo Foundation. PHOTO/Gilbert Ochieng, Scholar Media Africa.

Busia: Better education as Foundation unveils modern library

Non-governmental Foundation behind the modern educational facility. Thousands are set to benefit from the charity. CS Ababu Namwamba among guests during the launch. Improvements expected, with online service being a priority. A library is “any organized collection...
Digital literacy graduands posing for a group photo at Ches Bay Resort in Port Victoria Budalangi Constituency Busia County after their graduation recently. They say the six-week training was a life-changer. PHOTO/Courtesy.

How government’s digital literacy training is transforming youths’ lives

The Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts has embarked on a digital literacy training program targeting youths from all 47 counties nationwide. Speaking at Ches Bay resort in Port Victoria town during the...
Paul Obuya. The brain behind the excellent academic performance of John Osogo Boys High School in Budalangi, Busia County PHOTO/Gilbert Ochieng, Scholar Media Africa.

Principal raising John Osogo High School’s academic bar

John Osogo Boys High School, a lakeside learning institution in Port Victoria, Bunyala sub-county, Busia county, has been posting excellent Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results despite a mountain of challenges. The school's outstanding...
Darwin Omuse, the top student Busia County in the recently released2022 KCSE exam results. He wants to pursue a course in Medicine. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Busia top KCSE student eyes medicine course

Darwin Omuse, 17, one of the top students in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination in Kenya and the top student in Busia County, has every reason to wear a smile.  He...
Rice farmers from Bunyala have continued to gain from rice farming, and request the government to furnish them with essential machinery for better farming and harvesting. PHOTO/Courtesy.

AGRIBUSINESS: How rice farming is improving Budalangi residents’ livelihoods

The Bunyala Rice Irrigation Scheme has improved the livelihoods of the local residents due to improved rice production.  According to the statistics obtainable from National Irrigation Authority that manages Bunyala Rice Scheme, the scheme produces...
A picture of Ian Etyang, a 15 year old class eight pupil from Busia who went missing in May 2022. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Busia parent grieving over son’s mysterious disappearance

As Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu was releasing the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, a desperate mother of seven from Awaat village in Teso North Sub-county,...