The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to commence the disbursement of bursaries and scholarships before the end of the month of December.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had given the approval for the disbursement, adding that it was in line with the continued commitment of his administration to ensure that Lagos State students continue to thrive and excel in their academic fields.
“Our commitment to education across the sphere is unparalleled, but specifically, with regards to tertiary education, this administration over the past two and a half years has been deliberate about increasing the capacity of our institutions,” Bank-Olemoh said.
The Special Adviser said that despite the challenging economic situation across the country, Governor Ambode has continued to invest in a range of initiatives to upgrade the status of institutions in the State.
He recalled that in 2016, there was an increase in subvention for all the State’s tertiary institutions, while innovative programs such as ‘Ready.Set.Work’ were launched to equip final year students with entrepreneurship and employable skills for the corporate world.
Bank-Olemoh disclosed that to date, a total of 2,500 final year students have been trained and have been absorbed into the workforce; and up 10,000 students in their penultimate year have participated in the ‘Ready.Set.Work’ online program (http://www.readysetwork.com.ng) which qualifies them for the full-fledged program in their final year.
Besides, Bank-Olemoh added that the ‘CodeLagos’, a program aimed at teaching coding skills to one million Lagos residents, has entered its next phase, with centers opened across the State to train interested learners at no cost to them. See Here:https://happenings.com.ng/lagos-launches-ict-coding-centres/
“These initiatives demonstrate this administration’s unalloyed commitment to the welfare of our students. In view of this administration’s investment towards their success, we urge our students to make the most of these opportunities and continue to be good ambassadors of Lagos State,” the Special Adviser said.