Wednesday, 7 October 2015

8141 Ghost Students Discovered In Delta Bursary Scheme

The verification and biometric exercise of students of Delta State origin benefiting from the State Students Assistance (Bursary) Scheme, has led to the discovery of about 8,141 ghost students who benefited immensely from the scheme during the government of the former governor of the state, Emmanuel Uduaghan.

The verification and biometric exercise of students of the State origin under the scheme was ordered by Ifeayin Okowa when he assumed duty as governor of the state.

Briefing journalists after the State Executive Council Meeting at Government House, Asaba on Tuesday, Patrick Ukah, Jude Sinebe and Elijah Ologe, the State Commissioners for Information, Higher Education and the Executive Secretary, Scholarship Board, respectively, explained that the verification exercise has brought down the number of beneficiaries to 31,859 from over 40,000.

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