The Oyo State Government has distributed cheques worth over N10 million as bursary awards to its indigenes at the Nigerian Law School totaling 101 for the 2011/2012 academic session.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Adetokunbo Fayokun, while distributing the cheques to the students in Ibadan said that the gesture was aimed at assisting them financially.
According to her, the state government was not unaware of the importance of their school programme, as well as the huge financial resources required for its running, hence the need to come to the aid of the students.
While pledging that government would continue to implement policies that would enhance the educational development of the youth in the state, Fayokun charged the students to reciprocate the gesture by being more committed to their studies.
The commissioner also charged them to be good ambassadors of the state and shun all acts that could bring disrepute to their families, the state and the nation.
The Chairman of the state Scholarship Board, Dr. Adekiitan Babalola, in his remarks, lauded Governor Abiola Ajimobi for approving the payment of the bursary to the students.
He said that arrangements had also been concluded for the payment of 2011/2012 bursary awards to final year students of Oyo State origin in all federal and state-owned tertiary institutions nationwide.