21,500 Delta Students had so far benefited from the 2013 Delta State bursary awards. Mr. Peter Amromanoh, who is the Executive Secretary of Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board have said that 21,500 students had benefited from the 2012/2013 bursary awards.
This is coming as the Delta State Government says it has introduced e-registration to check fraud which has been associated with the manual registration of the state’s bursary and scholarship scheme for indigenous students in institutions of higher learning.
He said this will enable the board to deal directly with the students instead of the various student union governments.
The criteria for getting the award is that the student must possess a Grade Point Average of 2.2 and above and must also have their admission regularised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.
So far, over 150 Ph.D. and Master’s Degree students are also benefiting from the bursary and scholarship scheme of the state government.
Some of the beneficiaries like, Agali Ifechukwude of Obafemi Awolowo University and Ogaga Akpojiyovwi of the University of Benin commended the state government for the gesture, and assured that they would complement it with hard work.