Over 400 students across the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, have successfully applied for the scholarship and bursary initiatives of the Ikorodu Division Peace Initiative Limited (IDPIL)/GTE.
A total of 266 successful applicants would get educational support at the end of the exercise: 12 successful scholarship and 254 bursary candidates.
IDPIL/GTE, through its Executive Secretary, Otunba Ganiyu Olusegun Abiru, had about two months ago announced the schemes endowed by the Chairman of the IDPIL/GTE and Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria, Odofin Adewunmi Ogunsanya who is also the Odofin of Ikorodu, to the tune of N20mmillion.
Entry for the scholarship and bursary, which was extended due to strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to allow students more time to get officer(s) in their various institutions to sign their applications, closed end of last month.
Speaking with THE IMPACT on Saturday (yesterday), Mr Taiwo Hassan Awolaru, the Administrative Officer, DPIL/GTE, said that over 400 have successfully put in for the scholarship.
“The response is not too bad at all, because we have over 400 students that were able to apply successfully”, Mr Awolaru said.
“There will be sorting and thereafter, the aptitude test and oral interview would follow”.
The scholarship scheme is based on excellent academic performance and it is open to indigenes and residents. Students applying for this scheme must be of good academic standing, not less than Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.5 or First Class for Universities and Distinction for Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education respectively.
The Bursary award is divided into two; Bursary 1 which was designed for both indigenes and residents alike, and Bursary 2 which is strictly for indigenes and designed to assist those with financial difficulties in furthering their education.