The Lagos State government has indicated that it would be paying scholarship funds to over 8000 students from 27th December, 2017.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Obafela Bank-Olemoh sent to EduCeleb.com.
The funds to be disbursed are worth over six hundred million naira.
Mr Bank-Olemoh urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the funds for the purpose intended while also assuring that the State Government, would continue to come up with policies and programmes to develop and transform the education sector in the State
“Following the approval of His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State Scholarship Board will commence disbursement of bursaries and scholarships to students in Lagos State tertiary institutions on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017. This is in furtherance of the State Government’s commitment to education,” the statement read.
“The total amount to be awarded is Six Hundred and Thirty-Five Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-Six Thousand, Four Hundred and Thirty-Two Naira and Thirty-Six Kobo (NGN 635,576, 432.36), to a total of Eight-Thousand Four Hundred and Nineteen (8,419) beneficiaries,” he continued.
According to the Special Adviser, notwithstanding the economic constraints, the administration of Governor Ambode continues to prioritize education across all levels, with investment in school infrastructure and furniture, as well as human infrastructure projects.
This will be the fourth edition of this sponsorship scheme.
In 2016, 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.
Governor Ambode also approved the payment of N380million bursary and local scholarship to the State 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.