Oyo state government has completed the verification and Screening Exercise of 193 indigenes in the Nigerian Law Schools for the 2022/2023 Session.
The Chairman, Oyo State Scholarship Board, Hon.Maroof Atilola, while speaking at Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan on Friday said the screening exercise was to ascertain the claims submitted by the applicants across the Nigerian law school campuses.
Atilola stated that Governor Makinde, approved bursary allowance of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#500,000) per head for batch 2023 law school students.
The Chairman noted that the screening was to verify their documents to see if truly they are bonafide indigenes of Oyo state.
He hinted that a total of 222 Oyo indigenes across seven law school campuses in the country will benefit from the 2023 scholarship
The Scholarship Board Chairman explained that the first batch of 193 were given approval, while the board awaits the approval of the remaining students.
He expressed displeasure over the communication gap between the current leadership of the law students and scholarship board in compiling the names of the beneficiaries.
Atilola admonished the incoming leadership of Oyo indigenes at the law school to be committed to the course of the group and liase with the concerned authority of the school with a view to having a comprehensive list of beneficiaries at a goal
Hon.Atilola hinted that
the Oyo state indigenes in law school have been enjoying this bursary award package since 2019.
The screening committee consisted of Representatives from TESCOM ,Ministries of Finance,Local Government and Chieftancy Matters, and the host, Education, Science, and Technology .