Economic Hardship: 60,000 Students Of Ogun Origin To Benefit From N50,000 EduCash Award

About 60,000 students of Ogun State origin in all tertiary institutions of learning in the country would benefit from the ongoing N50,000 palliative of the state government.

Tagged Educational Cash Award For Student Help (OgunEduCASH), it is an intervention programme for learners in all public primary and secondary schools, as well as public and private tertiary institutions across Nigeria, to cushion the effects of the current economic challenges on learners and their parents.

It was announced in February by Governor Dapo Abiodun as part of the state’s palliative measures. Each student of Ogun State origin is entitled to N50,000 cash from the state government.

Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, said that students in public and private tertiary institutions would benefit from the cash award.

Arigbabu also said that the state government is targeting 10,000 indigent students in public primary and secondary schools in the three senatorial districts to get N10,000 cash too.

Meanwhile, some students who spoke to journalists confirmed receiving the N50,000, even as they showered encomium on the governor for the gesture.

Aminat Asaye, Tomiwa Iteoluwa (HND 2, Mass Communication), Ogunjobi and Olujomehin Ebudola (HND 2, Accountancy) and Rokeeb Ayinla (ND 2, Marketing), all of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, appreciated Governor Abiodun for the gesture, saying the money will go a long way in their educational pursuits as beneficiaries.

Also expressing their gratitude to the governor, Adebayo Farouq and Olatinuke Olajumoke (HND 2, Computer Science), and Liadi Israel (ND 2, Computer Science), of D.S Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, submitted that the cash awards would cater for their projects and support the part payment of their tuition fees.

Adewale Oyenekan, Rebecca Akinfenwa, Leduwe Ayomide, Toheeb Adesina, and David Dosunmu of the Federal College of Education, Osiele, described Governor Abiodun as compassionate, tender-hearted, generous, and student-loving father, saying the money received was an indication of his passion for individual prosperity for the citizens of the state.

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