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Ondo disburses N230m bursary to 5,216 students

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Ondo disburses N230m bursary to 5,216 students

Peter Dada, Akure

The Ondo State government has disbursed a sum of N230m as bursary and scholarships to students of the state.

Specifically, the beneficiaries of the money, which was disbursed through the Oil Producing Area Development Commission were students from Ilaje and Ese Odo Local Government Areas of the state.

Speaking on the gesture, the Chairman of the OSOPADEC, Mr. Gbenga Edema disclosed that no fewer than 5,216 students from the mandate areas benefited from the bursary and scholarship scheme.

According to him, out of the beneficiaries students, 33 are Ph.D. students, 96 are from the masters’ category while the rest are undergraduate students studying in different tertiary institutions in the country.

Giving the breakdown, Edema said each of the Ph.D. students got N150,000, Masters and Law students, N150,000 while undergraduate students got N40,000 each.

Edema said the commission was also planning to make the P.hD category full scholarship while the number of students benefiting from the scholarship scheme would be increased while the amount earmarked for the scheme would also be increased to encourage academic hard work among the students.

The chairman, however, said some of the beneficiary students must have graduated because the immediate past government allegedly failed to redeem its pledge to release the bursary and scholarship funds for the benefiting students.

He noted that the current bursary was supposed to he been distributed to the beneficiaries in 2015 but the then government allegedly failed to disburse it.

The wife of the state governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu who distributed the cheques to the benefiting students urged them to use the money to better their education and contribute to the development of their areas.

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