Delta concludes 2022/23 bursary payment to 30,116 students in 195 institutions

Delta concludes 2022/23 bursary payment to 30,116 students in 195 institutions

Delta State government has paid the 2022/2023 bursary to a total of 30,116 students of state origin in higher institutions across the country.

A statement signed by the executive secretary of Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board, Dr Godfrey Enitaon noted that over 30,000 students of Delta State origin from 195 tertiary institutions in the country benefited from the award.

According to him, Delta State University Abraka, led the pack with 8,330 beneficiaries, followed by the University of Benin and Delta State Poly Otefe-Oghara with 3,650 and 2,686 beneficiaries.

He expressed appreciation to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for approving the release of funds for the payment.

The executive secretary disclosed that a total of  42,269 students applied for the Students Special Assistance Scheme (Bursary) in 2022/2023 session, but only 30,116 students met the requirements for its qualification, which includes being a student of Delta State origin in 200 level and above, with NIN registration and a 2.2 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

“Beneficiaries of the bursary are students of Delta State origin in the federal and state-owned universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, schools of Nursing, Health and Monotechnics, as well as private universities and polytechnics.

“This gesture of Delta State Government’s inclusion of private tertiary institutions among beneficiaries of the state bursary award is borne out of the government’s desire to extend such opportunities to all Deltans irrespective of their institutions.

“It underscores the second plank of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’s M.O.R.E agenda “Opportunities for All.”

“Our profound appreciation goes to Governor Oborevwori for approving the release of funds for the payment which will no doubt go a long way in providing for the needs of the students.

“The bursary award also reflects the governor’s prompt attention towards the well-being of Delta’s young men and women.”

“It is expected that beneficiaries of the bursary award will continue to excel in their academic pursuit and be worthy ambassadors of the Delta State.”

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