- Indigent students from Delta state will be paid bursary for 2019/2020 school season as a way of supporting them
- The Delta state government through its spokesman has announced that the students will be paid this week
- The state government has been consistent in paying bursary to the students since the advent of the Okowa-led administration
The Delta government has approved the release of funds for the payment of the 2019/2020 Students’ Special Assistance Scheme, otherwise known as bursary, for students of the state origin in tertiary institutions across the country.
Commissioner for information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this in a statement seen by Legit.ng, on Tuesday, December 15.
According to him, the payment will commence before the end of the week.
The move has sparked jubilation among indigent students in the south-south state as some are still at home due to the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Governor Okowa's passion for education has witnessed consistent funding of the sector since he came into power.
Last year, the Delta state government approved the total sum of N381million for its 2018/2019 bursary scheme for indigent students in higher institutions across the country.
The state government approved that over 17,000 students benefit from financial assistance out of 24,000 who applied at the time.
Three years ago, Governor Okowa awarded a scholarship to a student of the College of Education in Warri during a cultural day celebration in the school.
The student who received the scholarship was the then-incoming president of Urhobo Students Association.
Meanwhile, four months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari intervened in the unfortunate situation of the stranded Nigerian students who are on the scholarship scheme of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The president ordered the payment of fees and stipends of the students who are studying outside the shores of the country.
President Buhari conveyed the directive to the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, following the protest of the students which was trending on social media at the time.
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