His Excellency Engineer Seyi Makinde, the executive Governor of Oyo State, has magnanimously approved a bursary allowance of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000) per student for the batch 2023 law school attendees hailing from Oyo state. This benevolent gesture, according to reliable sources, has become a perennial tradition, with governor Makinde initiating the practice in 2019 and unwaveringly honoring this commitment ever since.
The backdrop to this commendable scholarship offering is the notable increase in fees by the Nigerian Law School, soaring from 290,000 to 476,000. Governor Makinde’s scholarship program is strategically designed to alleviate the financial burden on indigent students from Oyo state pursuing legal education, thereby encouraging them to successfully complete the mandatory one-year course and qualify as lawyers.
The Oyo State Scholarship Board has diligently finalized all requisite arrangements for the meticulous verification and screening of the students, a customary process aimed at verifying the authenticity of the claims submitted by the beneficiaries. The screening is scheduled to take place across seven law school campuses nationwide on the following dates:
1. Wednesday, 24th Jan 2024 – Lagos and Abuja campuses
2. Thursday, 25th Jan 2024 – Kano, Enugu, and Yenogoa campuses
3. Friday, 26th Jan 2024 – Yola and Port Harcourt campuses.
Each session will commence at 10:00 a.m daily, hosted at the board conference room in the Ministry of Education, Secretariat Ibadan. The public is hereby urged to take note of these scheduled dates and disseminate this information to parents or guardians of the beneficiaries.
As the Nigerian Law School prepares to resume on the 29th of January, the Board ensures that comprehensive measures are in place to deliver top-notch services throughout the one-year course. Noteworthy renovations and fortifications have been completed across all campuses in Nigeria, signifying a commitment to creating conducive environments for legal education.
Our heartfelt congratulations at VOTP NEWS are extended to all the admitted students of the Nigerian Law School. May their journey be marked by success and accomplishment.