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40,000 Kogi students so far applied for bursary award’ – Board Chairman 

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Students of Kogi state origin in higher institutions have applied for the State’s Bursary Award for the year 2024.
Afolabi Joseph-Raji, the Executive Secretary of the Kogi State Scholarship Board (KSSB), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Lokoja, saying no fewer than 40,000 students have applied.
Wemi Jones, Commissioner for Education, had on April 16, officially unveiled the registration portal for bursary awards for Kogi students in tertiary institutions.
The bursary award, tagged: “Ododo Students Support 2024”, is strictly for students of Kogi origin currently enrolled in tertiary institutions nationwide.
Speaking on the registration update, Joseph-Raji said that over 40,000 students have so far applied for the scholarship from April 16 till date.
However, he disclosed that the application deadline has been extended from April 30 to May 20, 2024.
Joseph-Raji urged  eligible candidates to register at https://forms.gle/2CrxL7WkRgvGeacw9 or visit https://scholarshipboard.kogistate.gov.ng
The board chairman, therefore urged all students of Kogi origin in tertiary institutions across the country to take advantage of the opportunity, noting that the next phase after the deadline would be the uploading of documents and verification of students’ data from their schools.
The board chairman assured that the disbursement of the scholarship fund to verified students would commence as soon as the data verification is completed, adding that it’s the wholehearted commitment of the administration of Gov. Ahmed Ododo to improving the welfare of Kogi students.