Sanwo-Olu increases scholarship to N225,000 and bursary to N60,000

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced on Friday an increase in scholarships and bursaries for students of Lagos State origin attending tertiary institutions.

He stated that his administration would no longer pay N200,000 and N50,000 for scholarships and bursaries, but would instead pay N225,000 and N60,000, respectively.

The governor also offered scholarships for indigent and physically challenged students attending public academic institutions.

The scholarship will not be limited to Lagos residents alone, he noted.

He also announced the appointment of 4 former Student Union leaders as Senior Special Assistants (SSA). Their names are Eniola Opeyemi, Kayode Samuel, Giwa Moore, and Adeola Adewunmi.

Governor Sanwo-Olu attended a one-day interactive session with student union leaders and stakeholders in Lagos State, hosted by the Ministry of Tertiary Education under the theme ‘Students as Strategic Partners in the Governance Process: Challenges and Prospects for Youth Development’.

The event was attended by members of the state executive council, education stakeholders, and delegates from 13 public tertiary institutions, including Lagos State University (LASU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), Lagos State University of Education (LASUED), and Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH).

Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that his administration will continue to engage students constructively and improve infrastructure in public institutions.

He promised that his administration would continue to develop an enduring and sustainable ecosystem to create a liveable and workable environment for students in public tertiary institutions.

“This meeting is apt because of the trending events in our state and Nigeria. It is a confidence-building process between the government and the governed. It is an opportunity for students and other stakeholders to vent their feelings, opinions and suggestions on how to overcome challenges confronting our collective existence as a people,” he noted.

The governor, who also reiterated his administration’s renewed commitment to youth development, social inclusion and gender equality in line with the THEMES+ agenda, called for collaborations to develop an ecosystem to build a solid student-university-government relationship.

He admonished the students to keep the hope alive and rest assured that their welfare and development would remain a priority in his administration.

Commissioner for Tertiary Education Tolani Sule hailed Governor Sanwo-Olu for his support, and promised that the ministry would sustain the legacy of excellence through continuous dialogue and engagement of students, school management and stakeholders to foster an atmosphere of peace.