8,304 Kwara students get bursaries


A total of 8,304 final year students of Kwara State origin have each
been paid N5,000 as bursary straight into their accounts following
weeks of electronic processes and verification of their applications
by the state government.
The Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq administration had recently launched a
strictly e-bursary in a step meant to ensure that the process is
transparent, with all eligible students directed to apply through a
dedicated portal.
The governor had approved N50m for the second tranche of 2019 bursary,
but insisted that applicants must apply online and have their money
paid straight into their accounts without any middlemen.
“A total of 10,491 successful applications were received within a
period of four weeks, but only 8,304 of them were verified to be
genuine and therefore recommended for payments. Consequently, payment
is now being effected, according to a statement by Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Dr Musa Dasuki.

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