Delta State Government Awards N400m Bursary Scholarship to Students
32, 000 verified students of Delta State origin will receive 400 million Naira bursary award from the State government this academic year.
Speaking at a press briefing held at the State Government House, Asaba, the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah said 400 million Naira has being approved for the payment of 2013/2014 bursary award to 31,859 verified students of the state.
According to the commissioner “We embarked on a verification process for all students, and the exercise has brought down the number of beneficiaries to 31,859 from over 40,000. The state government would blacklist students and institutions involved in sharp practices and shady deals in the Bursary scheme”.
“I urge the National Association of Delta State Students, NADESSTU, to cooperate with government in the verification exercise to rid the scheme of sharp practices,” Ukah added.
The state government also promised to clean up all shady and fraudulent practices challenging the success of the scheme.