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Lagos govt kick-starts bursary awards for indigenes





- The Lagos government is investing heavily in education especially as regards students from the state

- The Sanwo-Olu administrationt has kick-started bursary awards for the state's indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country

- The initiative is under the purview of the special adviser on education, Lagos state scholarship board

The Lagos government has kick-started bursary awards for the state's indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country.

The initiative is under the purview of the special adviser on education, Lagos state scholarship board.

Before now, students of Lagos state indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country had applied for the 2018/2019 Bursary Award.

The interview dates for the award are scheduled to hold in Epe and Ikorodu on Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20 at Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe and Oriwu College, Ikorodu.

It will be the turn of Lagos Island and Badagry on Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24 at St. Georges Primary School, Falomo & Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin.

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Those in Agege area are expected to gather at Government College, Agege on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28.

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The scholarship board informed prospective awardees with duly completed application forms to come with documents on the interview date such as: Evidence of indigeneship from from a traditional ruler and local government, current letter of admission, student’s identity card, birth certificate and academic certificate obtained.

Others are JAMB result slip, Lagos State Residents Registration Agency identification card of the applicant, parents or guardian’s tax clearance and any other documentary evidence

Similarly, two months ago, 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.

This was revealed by the state commissioner of information, Charles Aniagwu, on Wednesday, October 2.

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According to him, the state government approved that over 17,000 students benefit from financial assistance out of 24,000 who applied.

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