Education Support: Osun Govt. Commences Payment Of Bursary To Osun Indigent Students Across Nigeria Tertiary Institutions

The State Government of Osun has commenced the payment of bursary to indigent students of Osun origin in tertiary institutions spread across the country.

 

This is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunsho Oladoyin and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Friday.

 

The Commissioner through the statement explained that the payment commenced after rigorous vetting and validation of the names of indigent Osun students spread across Nigerian tertiary institutions in the country.

 

The Commissioner explained further that the bursary will be paid to 100 students per local government area, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 3100 students in all the 30 local government areas plus the area office in Modakeke.

 

He added that the payment is being done through bank transfers to each of the beneficiaries account stating that the bank transfer is another level of vetting to ensure that no ghost beneficiary is made payment to.

 

The former lawmaker who commended the efforts of the National Association of Osun State Students, said the list was generated by the association and validated by the Ministry of Education to fish out fake students, adding that the 3100 names will be made public

 

The statement reads, “it will be re called that the State government mandated the National Association of Osun Students (NAOSS) to generate 100 names of indigent students in each Local Government through the indigenous students association in all the local governments areas and the names were sent to the House of Assembly for vetting by members representing each local government after which another round of validation/ vetting was carried out by the Ministry of Education local government by government.

 

“The present administration under the leadership of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola will continue to do everything in it’s powers to ensure that qualitative and quality education becomes accessible and affordable for every child in the state”. Oladoyin stated.

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