The State Government of Osun has commenced the payment of bursary to students of Osun origin in tertiary institutions spread across the country to supoort them in their academic pursuit.
In a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunsho Oladoyin, on Friday, Osun government explained that the payment commenced after rigorous vetting and validation of the names of indigent students spread across tertiary institutions in the country.
The Commissioner said 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 beneficiary’s account, stating that the bank transfer is another level of vetting to ensure that no ghost beneficiary accesses it.
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 read: “it will be recalled that the State government mandated the National Association of Osun Students (NAOS) 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 and validation was carried out by the Ministry of Education.
“The present administration, under the leadership of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, will continue to do everything in its power to ensure that qualitative and quality education becomes accessible and affordable for every child in the state”, Oladoyin stated.