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1,246 LASU Students Receive N95.46 Million Bursary

Babatunde Fashola, Former Governor of Lagos state
Gov. Fashola of Lagos state, South-West Nigeria

Gov. Fashola of Lagos state, South-West Nigeria

No fewer than 1,246 Lagos State indigenes at the Lagos State University (LASU) have receivedN95.46 million bursary from the Lagos State Government.

Those who benefitted from the bursary are the 2011/2012 set of indigene students as well as Law School and Maritime Academy students.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga disclosed that the bursary award for the normal students ranged between N50,000 and N80,000 while students of the Law School and Maritime Academy Students got N200,000 each as bursary.

Speaking at the event held at the Government College, Agege, in Lagos, Nigeria, Olukoga said the beneficiaries included 1,084 students of the 2011/2012 academic session, 140 Law Students and 21 Maritime Academy Students, making a total of 1,246 beneficiaries.

According to him, the bursary award was aimed at minimizing the hardship being experienced by indigent but brilliant students who were desirous of improving their educational standards, saying that government would always ensure the people get the dividends of democracy through ameliorating their financial burden by providing them with bursary and scholarship award.

The special adviser added that government had also been given scholarship to undergraduates and postgraduate students in a bid to enhance their education career, while urging social organizations and corporate bodies to channel their corporate social responsibilities towards provision of scholarship to deserving students, thereby contributing to the development of their immediate environment.

Presenting the bursary award to the students, Deputy Governor of the state, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire said it was paid in order to cushion the effect of the increase in tuition fees.

The deputy governor stated that government had recognized education as an effective panacea to rid the society of ignorance, backwardness and under-development.

‘We see education as the basis upon which our policies, as highlighted in the 10-point agenda can be accomplished and meaningful impact achieved. It is critical to the attainment of the central policy thrust of our administration, which is wealth creation and sustainable economic growth,” said Orelope Adefulire, who was represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed.

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