Ondo pays N396m in bursary, scholarship to students




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state the country’ tertiary institutions as bursaries and scholarships for the 2013 .

The , Board, Mr Dayo Awude, made the disclosure an with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday Akure.

According Awude, the has been released for the payment of last year’ bursary and awards.

“The sum of N320 million is earmarked for bursary for 32,000 students, while N76 million is for scholarships and financial assistance 784 students and we have commenced payment.

He said that some students had problems with their account details, adding that the board had communicated with them and they had been responding and correcting the errors.

Awude said that for a qualify for regular , which is N100, 000, he or she must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0.

The must also write and pass a qualifying test.

“Each successful applicant under this category receives N100, 000 and this is called regular ,’’ the said.

He also said that all indigenes Law Schools and medical students from clinical levels were entitled to N50, 000 each under the government’ automatic scholarship.

Awude said that all physically challenged students in tertiary institutions of the state, who applied were given N50, 000 each without any test or requirement.

He stressed that it was a way of assisting and encouraging the “weak”.

According to him, any person who excelled in any other field is given an award under “ and automatic’’ with a cash benefit of N100, 000 each.

“Any indigene who is able to excel in any specific field like , education, and cultural display or achieve any other feat is entitled to N100, 000 every year.

“For bursary, the major qualification for one to apply is that he must be in a , polytechnic, college of education, monotechnic or school of health and hail from Ondo State,” Awude said.

He expressed appreciation to the students for their loyalty and patience while the process of payment lasted.

He also commended Gov. Olusegun Mimiko for approval and commitment to students’ yearning in spite of the excruciating financial competitiveness.

Also in an , Mr Awodola Afolayan, President, National Association of Ondo State Students’ Union (NAOSS), applauded the state government for the gesture.

Afolayan said that most of the students had received alerts of the payment and that the union had great trust in the board under the current . (NAN)