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Kogi unveils registration portal for students’ bursaries

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By Victoria Nnakaike

The Kogi State Scholarship Board (KSSB) has officially unveiled an online portal for bursary award registration for the State students schooling in various tertiary institutions across the Country.

The bursary award, tagged: “Ododo Students’ Support 2024”, is strictly for students of Kogi origin currently enrolled in tertiary institutions nationwide.

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Afolabi Joseph-Raji, the executive chairman of KSSB, while addressing newsmen in Lokoja, the State Capital, urged eligible candidates to register at https://forms.gle/2CrxL7WkRgvGeacw9 or visit https://scholarshipboard.kogistate.gov.ng

He noted that the online pre-qualification registration for the bursary award had started on April 13, but was officially unveiled on Monday, April 15, and would close on April 30.

He however assured the people that the registration was free, seamless, transparent, adding that thousands of students had already applied .

Joseph-Raji equally said the bursary award was part of the benevolence of Governor Usman Ododo to cushion the hardship faced by students and lessen the burden on parents at this critical time of economic hardships.

He said, “The board is going all out as directed by the governor to ensure accurate data of students to help us plan and create annual budget for bursary payments”.

He urged the students to take advantage of the online pre-qualification process to get themselves registered.

Wemi Jones, State’s Commissioner for Education, said that the reintroduction of the bursary award was part of the governor’s commitment to support students in achieving their dreams, adding that the scholarship award was part of the State’s 10 years Education Development Strategic Plan launched in 2020, and commenced from 2021 to 2030.

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“We are working by the 10-year Education Development Strategic Plan, because we have a governor that is always ready to match his words with action. In Kogi, we have planned very well and we are funding education adequately in order to drive poverty out of our State”, Jones said.