A total of 8,304 final year students of Kwara State origin have each been paid N5000 as bursary.
Disclosing this yesterday in Ilorin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Dr Musa Dasuki, said the bursary went straight into their accounts following weeks of electronic processes and verification of their applications by the government.
The government had launched a strictly e-bursary to ensure that the process is transparent, with all eligible students directed to apply through a dedicated portal.
Dasuki said the governor had approved N50m for the 2019 bursary, but insisted that applicants must apply online and have their money paid straight into their accounts without any middlemen.
“A total of 10,491 successful applications were received within a period of four weeks, but only 8,304 of them were verified to be genuine and therefore recommended for payments,” he said.