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Lagos finally approves payments for bursaries

31 July 2015, 14:12Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the payment of the annual bursary awards for students in higher institution of learning across the country. 

Director of the State Scholarship Board, Omauton Yetunde Jegede, disclosed the development.

She stressed that the present administration is determined to ensure that no child who sought education is left behind. 

“The funds have been released for the fifth and sixth payments of bursaries to 2010/11 bursary beneficiaries in universities across the country," Jegede said.

She said the payment for 2013/14 beneficiaries studying in Polytechnics and Colleges of Education was also ready.

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Jegede also affirmed the governor’s responsibility to assist students to graduate and prepare them for the future and urged all concerned beneficiaries to be at the Lagos State Scholarship Board’s Office for necessary documentation and preparatory to the collection of the bursary awards.

Jegede reiterated the governor's commitment towards addressing the issue of quality of education as the strongest way of securing a better and more dignified future for the students. 

She enjoined all concerned beneficiaries to take along to the Board’s Office, a copy of the Bursary Award Letter, ATM verve cards and School Identity Card.

She also assured other categories of beneficiaries that were not included in the current exercise that all outstanding bursaries would be paid in due course. 

- CAJ News


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