Governor Ambode Affirms N380m for Lagos Bursary, Scholarship for Lagos State Students –
Uplifting news to all Lagos State students, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday affirmed the payment of Lagos bursary and local scholarship to Lagos State indigenes in tertiary establishments across the nation.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, told newsmen that the recipients would be new candidates and others accepting ensuing payments.
Bank-Olemoh recorded the beneficiaries to incorporate 2015/2016 set and different sets accepting second and third payments for quite a long time 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
He said that the state government was focused on managing the Lagos State bursary and scholarship conspire despite the financial circumstance of the nation.
In His further articulation the representative is focused on guaranteeing that indigenes are engaged through instruction to contribute profitably to the local and worldwide economies.
He said, “The auspicious arrival of the awards shows the need the organization of Gov. Ambode accords to instructing its nationals.”
Giving a breakdown of the payments, the Executive Secretary of Lagos State Scholarship Board, Mr. Steven Oshinowo, said that the State Government would dispense the whole of N250, 523, 287.99 to 6,368 beneficiaries as Lagos bursary honor.
Oshinowo additionally said that N130, 166, 386.56 in nearby grants would be dispensed to 573 effective competitors who partook in the 2015/2016 Local Scholarship Computer-Based Screening Test.
As indicated by him, these totals will oblige the excess of extraordinary bursary and grant payment, and in addition current honors for crisp and resulting beneficiaries.
He said, “We encourage beneficiaries to practice persistence as dispensing of the assets will start in three weeks, at which time beneficiaries will be welcome to exhibit important documentation to get their Lagos State bursary or Scholarship award.”
Prior this year, more than 689 bursary beneficiaries of 2011/2012 set were paid alongside 60 students from the School of the Blind and 54 others on Sport grant.
In 2015, the state government additionally paid N660 million to more than 8,567 poverty stricken beneficiaries as Lagos bursary and scholarship.