Tinderet MP Julius Melly calls for the centralization of the various bursary schemes offered by different government institutions and the private sector.
The chairman of education committee in the national assembly said that Parliament is considering passing a legislation to set up a body that will ensure funds reach the intended beneficiaries without duplication .
” We will come up with a better way of sharing the bursaries . This will ensure that the government policy of 100% transition is achieved with the partnership from the private sector”, said Hon Melly.
Speaking in Tinderet CDF offices in Maraba while officiating the vetting process of students set to benefit from bursaries,Melly also revealed that his committee has recommended to Teachers Service Commission to prioritize teachers who are over forty years during the ongoing recruitment by the government.
” The current policy has been discriminative to aged teachers and that’s why we have adopted this plan to ensure every teacher above forty is employed first”, the legislator noted .
The government is set to employ over thirty thousand in this financial year .