Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is determined to change the face of things in the state. The governor has this time around revolutionized bursary scheme as a total of 8,304 final year students of Kwara state origin had N5000 bursary paid into their bank accounts penultimate Friday.
The e –payment a new innovation by the government was done after weeks of electronic processes and verification of the applications of the beneficiaries. ‘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 bank accounts directly. 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 from today Friday, November 29, 2019. The exercise which has Kwara students from across the country as beneficiaries gulped N41,520,000 out of the N50m approved for the bursary at N5000 each per beneficiary’ Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Dr Musa Dasuki stated. The Permanent Secretary also disclosed that the governor has approved the payment of N100,000 each to 89 students of Kwara state origin who are currently at the Law School, the money must also according to him be paid directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
‘The Ministry of Tertiary Education has invited the leadership of the Law School students to a meeting to finalize payment procedures. We thank His Excellency the Governor for this new dawn in Kwara state, particularly the new regime of bursary payment, which is not only transparent but also revolutionary, full-proof, and exemplary’ he said