Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has on Tuesday began expending a N97 million bursary to 7,449 students of state origin in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions for 2021.
Represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the governor listed four categories of the students that would benefit from the scheme.
According to him, the bursary beneficiaries are Ondo State students in public tertiary institutions and students in the Nigerian Law Schools.
The fund will also provide scholarships to Ondo State students at clinical stages in their medical studies and to all Ondo State physically challenged students in public tertiary institutions.
The governor added that scholarship award to the state’s students with disabilities was automatic.
“Apart from this scholarship programmes, we have intervened massively in infrastructural development at all levels from primary to tertiary institutions throughout the state.
“The infrastructural development already achieved in public primary schools in the state is unprecedented and has been recognised and applauded by different stakeholders from within and outside the state,’’ he said.