8419 students to benefit from Lagos N635.5m bursary, scholarship
The Lagos State Government, yesterday, said 8419 tertiary students would benefit from the N635.576million set for disbursement on December 27 for payment of bursaries and scholarships.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, said the commencement of the disbursement followed the approval by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and a testimony to the premium placed on education by the present administration in the state.
He said notwithstanding the economic constraints, the Ambode administration continues to prioritise education across all levels, with investment in school infrastructure and furniture, as well as human infrastructure projects.
While urging the beneficiaries to make good use of the funds for the purpose intended, Bank-Olemoh assured that the government, on its part, would continue to come up with policies and programmes to develop and transform the education sector.
“Students across the state, particularly beneficiaries of the bursaries and scholarships, are urged to steward well the resources of the state, as good citizens, and to make the most of the educational opportunities that have been given to them,” Bank-Olemoh said.
Last year, over 689 bursary beneficiaries of 2011/2012 set were paid, along with 60 students from the School of the Blind and 54 others on sport scholarship, while later in the year, the governor approved the payment of N380million bursary and local scholarship to the indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country.
In 2015, the state government also paid N660million to over 8,567 indigent beneficiaries for bursary, local and foreign scholarships.
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