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June 19, 2018
May 25, 2018
Education Kogi News scholarship
Kogi state government has commenced the payment of bursary allowance to indigenous students across the country.
The payment as billed, will capture students who completed their registration on the bursary portal (www.kssb.kg.gov.ng) before the deadline.
The bursary payment is scheduled to be paid in batches as some students have already started receiving credit alert directly into their registered bank account.
National Diploma (ND); National Certificate of Education (NCE), and School of Nursing and Health Science students are receiving credit alerts of N9,000.
Students undergoing Degree/Higher National Diploma (HND) are receiving credit alert N12,000, while Law/Medicine students are receiving N18,000.
The bursary portal will be reopened for prospective students to register for the 2018/2019 bursary allowance.
Governor Yahaya Bello, while reiterating his focus on education as one of the priorities of his administration urged students to key into the programs of the scholarship board in order to take advantage of the huge benefits that are available to them there.
About a month ago, Governor Bello increased the bursary allowance of Kogi state indigenes in tertiary institutions by 300 percent with immediate approval of payment to registered students for the 2017/2018 academic session.
A total of 8,318 students registered for the bursary allowance nationwide, while over N98 million has been approved by the governor for payment of the allowance.
April 19, 2018
April 15, 2018
Ebira News Education Okene
The Administrator of Okene Local Government Area, Hon Abdulrazaq Muhammad on Friday gave the sum of N500,000 to the students and teachers of LGEA Primary School Onyukoko, Okene for their victory at the 2018 National Mathematics Competition.
Recall that the school and one other branch in Okene Local Government emerged best at the mathematics contest.
Abdulrazaq Muhammad who was overwhelmed, praised the teachers and encouraged them to continue putting unrelenting effort to impacting on the future leaders of Nigeria.
He did not also forget to address educators in both primary and secondary schools to emulate the teachers of these two schools whose kids brought glory to Okene and Kogi State.
April 10, 2018
Ebira News Education OkeneWho would have thought that a public school in Okene, Kogi State would create record and sustain same in the annals of Nigeria's national competitions.
For the third time in history, the LGEA Demonstration Standard Nursery and Primary School sitted in the comfort of Onyukoko in Okene has again emerged best at the Annual National Mathematics Competition.
Ebira Reporters recalls that last year, the pupils of the school bagged 9 best prizes out of 15, an achievement reported to be first since the inception of the school.
This academic record was also traced to February 2016, when the pupils clinched the 1st to 5th positions out of the 700 pupils from the 21 Local Government Areas of Kogi state at the First Round of Nigerian Turkish International College National Mathematics Competiotion.
Interestingly, at the just concluded 2018 edition of the competition, LGEA Standard School has done it again at the Nigerian Turkish International College Kaduna, and Kano Centres, as they raked virtually all the prizes this time.
At the Kaduna centre, they grabbed the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 10th positions respectively; while at the Kano Centre, the pupils also grabbed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th positions.
While the gold medalists (1st -3rd) and silver medalists (4th-7th) will enjoy full scholarship, the bronze medalists (8th-11th) will have only their tuition covered.
Sources at the event who could not hide their delight, told Ebira Reporters that the Head Teacher of the school, Mr Abdulmalik Abdullah has been behind the success stories of the school, and has ensured the consistent rise in the academic standard of the students.
Credits: Ebira Reporters
March 23, 2018
March 22, 2018
Bello Education Students University
In order to relieve parents and guardians some financial burdens, the Kogi State Governor, Alh Yahaya Bello has increased the bursary allowance of Kogi State indigenes in tertiary institutions by 300 percent with immediate approval of payment to registered students for the 2017/2018 academic session.
In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Odaudu Joel Minister, a total of 8,318 students registered for the bursary allowance nationwide, while the sum of ninety-eight million, five hundred and sixty-five thousand, one hundred and eighty naira (N98,565,180) has been approved by the governor for payment of the bursary allowance.
The Kogi State Scholarship board floated a portal (www.kssb.kg.gov.ng) where students registered for the bursary online. A breakdown of the registration done by Kogi State students nationwide shows that National Diploma (ND I) students who registered are 394 while National Diploma II (ND II) students are 617.
National Certificate of Education (NCE I) students who registered are 92; NCE II students are 156, while NCE III students are 195.
A total of 111 students in School of Nursing and College of Health Technology registered. Those in Higher National Diploma I (HND I) who registered are 1,014, while HND II students are 1,195.
Students undergoing degree programmes in universities across the country (other than Law and Medicine) who registered are 4,189. Registered students studying Law are 155, while Medical students are 196.
By and large, a total of 8,318 registered for the bursary scheme nationwide.
The new increased rate of bursary allowance as approved by the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello shows that National Diploma (ND); National Certificate of Education (NCE), and School of Nursing and Health Science students are to take 9,000 naira as bursary allowance.
Higher National Diploma (HND) and students undergoing degree programmes in universities across the country are to take 12,000 naira, while those studying Law and Medicine will have 18,000 naira as bursary allowance.
Payment of the bursary begins next week and will be paid directly into individual accounts provided by each registered student.
While addressing members of his cabinet on the subject matter during the State Executive Council Meeting yesterday, the Governor opined that the era of table payment of bursary allowance to students of Kogi extraction is gone, urging students to key into the digital operations of the State Scholarship Board in order to benefit from the scheme.
Also, the governor asserted that as an Ambassador of the youth in governance, his administration has put education on the front burners as it is a thematic priority in his government. He directed the Accountant-General of the State to ensure beneficiaries are paid before the end of next week.
The bursary portal will be reopened shortly after payment next week for prospective beneficiaries to register for the 2018/2019 academic session.
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