Osun Approves N275.7M For Bursary

The Osun State Government  has approved N275.7 million  for the  payment of  backlog of bursary in the 2012/2013 academic year, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Mrs Mulikat Bello, the Special Adviser to the  Governor on Higher Education,  disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen in Osogbo.

Bello said: “A total sum of  N226.1 million had so far  been disbursed to 20,774 final year students from 56 tertiary institutions.

‘’The tertiary institutions included  the Nigerian Law Schools,18 universities,13 polytechnics and colleges of technology,14 colleges of education and three colleges of  health technology.

‘’Other schools that were taken care of included colleges of  agriculture, a school of  nursing, school of hygiene, school of surveying and co-operative college.’’

She called on the authorities of 21 higher institutions of learning whose  final year students had not yet received their  2012-2013 bursary award  to submit all required information.

“Also, the schools should submit the schools’ bank account details and render their previous statement of  payment for the year 2011/2012 bursary awards to the Office of Higher Education, Scholarship and Bursary in the State Ministry of Education,’’  she added.

She  said the bursary  intervention ’’has reduced the financial burden of  tertiary education on parents and students.’’ (NAN)