The Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Jide Egunjobi, has announced through a public statement in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, that Governor Ayodele Fayose had approved N253.6 million for 2017/2018 bursary and scholarship awards to qualified students in the state.
Hon Egunjobi explained that 15 physically challenged students will get N60,000 as scholarship, 198 for Masters degrees in Nigeria to receive N250,000, while 17 oversea Masters degree students will receive N500, 000.
For the 160 PhD students studying in Nigeria, the Commissioner said they will receive N50,000 each, while 30 oversea PhD students will get N1,500,000 each as scholarship. 184 Law students will also get N150,000 each.
Hon Egunjobi explained further that 871 students would get scholarship award ranging from N60,000 to N1.5 million while 2,645 would get bursary award ranging from N10,000 to N150,000.
The state government, according to Hon Egunjobi, would disburse scholarship and bursary to benefiting students through their bank accounts after a verification exercise.