Association Of Osun State Student Hails Ogbeni On Bursary And School Feeding
NAOSS Commended the governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Aregbesola, on his administration’s commitment to educational sector in the state of Osun.
The association at a press conference addressed by its National President, Adebayo Sherif, described Aregbesola’s administration as a reflection of the late Obafemi Awolowo Western Region Government.
He commended the governor for fulfilling his promise on the increment and payment of bursary awards to indigenous final year students in tertiary institutions across the country.
“This is the first time in the history of the state that a government will pay reasonable amounts to the students in higher institutions as bursary awards. It is on record that in the life of the immediate-past administration, N3,000 was paid to each final year student, while Aregbesola’s administration increased it to N10,000, and N20,000 to each of the Medical and Law Students.
“He fulfilled his promise and commenced payment last year December with the institutions that complied with the procedure of the state Ministry of Education, while the payment is still on till January 31st 2013.
“Aside this, all Law School Students from the state also received N100,000 each last year from the state government; with this, the students in the State of Osun appreciate the gesture and pray that God will continue to be with your administration to succeed in your quest to lift the state to greater height.” he said.
He also appealed to the government to address some technical challenges in the payment of the bursary awards, most especially in the Eastern and Northern parts of the country.
On the Osun Elementary School Feeding and Health Programme, (O Meal), the association described the programme as a proactive intervention, which has really improved the quality of education at the elementary level.
It also lauded the provision of free school uniform to school children, describing it as a unique identity that will further promote the state value and culture.
The association also appealed to the government to look into the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun crisis, with a view to reopening the school in the interest of the students.