A lawmaker from Ondo state has launched a scholarship for indigenes of his state.
The member of the House of Representatives, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo launched a N50 million scholarship scheme for 1000 indigent students, who are indigenes of Akoko area of the state.
The lawmaker, representing Akoko North-East/North-West Federal Constituency, said the scheme was to assist the indigent students who were in tertiary institutions across the country.
In a statement made available on Monday, Tunji-Ojo, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Niger-Delta Affairs, said the gesture was part of his efforts to contribute to the educational development of his constituency and state in general.
According to the statement, the registration for the scholarship scheme, which had commenced on Monday, was for indigent students who were from the Federal Constituency.
The statement read, “This is in fulfillment of my education support drive which has seen me facilitate several blocks of classrooms, computer sets, educational materials, free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination forms and coaching for 2,000 students and other notable interventions in the education sector.
“The education support drive is to help reduce the burden of education on the parents and also ensure that no child is denied access to quality education.”
“The registration form is totally free and can be obtained from presidents of students’ bodies in each community in the Federal Constituency. This is to ensure that nobody is denied access to the form.”