Bursary: Amromanor Appeals To NADESSTU To Be Patient With State Govt

By Rosemary Nwaebuni
THE Executive Secretary of Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board, Mr. Peter Amromanor, has appealed to students of the state origin to give the new administration in the state time to settle down and stabilize the economy to enable the state government pay the outstanding bursary to them.
Amromanor, who made the appeal while playing host to members of the executive committee of the National Association of Delta State Students (NADESSTU) who paid him a courtesy visit in his office, said there is a general dwindling in the economic fortune of the nation which has affected the finances of most states in the country.
He urged them to be appreciative of the various state governments’ efforts at improving educational development of Delta Students as this will spur the government to do more, saying “apart from the payment of bursary to students of Delta state, the state has eight different schemes aimed at improving student’s educational development and incentives to encourage students who are outstanding in their educational career”.
He highlighted some of the schemes to include, local and foreign scholarships, where undergraduate students from 200 Levels who score 3.5 GPA in their exams are given N100,000 each, Master and PHD students receives N200,000 and N300,000 respectively while Delta State Law School students receive N100,000.
Others, he said are, First Class students and aviation students, N5million each, foreign scholarship for Master and PHD N3miilion and scholarship for diseased civil servants children which runs from primary to university level as well as scholarship for the physically challenge.
He noted that the Board is not owing any branch of the association dues at source apart from those who did not apply or have problem of following due process electing their executive members and urged them to encourage all Delta state students to ensure they regularize their admission with JAMB, as JAMB registration number is one of the criteria adopted to address the challenges faced by students in receiving their bursary.
Earlier, the President of NADESSTU, Shaka Emomine, stated that the visit was to familiarize themselves with the Board and to, also find out the reasons for the non-payment of 2012/2013 bursary, dues at source and other funds to enable them conduct bye-election to fill some of the vacant positions as well as addressing issues faced by HND students in payment of bursary.
The Vice President of the association, Ugagooghene Ogheneyole, in his remark, pleaded with the Board to see the present executive as a responsible one that believes more on dialogue, just as he assured the Executive Secretary that they would always liaise with the Board directly rather than taking to violence or act based on rumours, adding that they would prefer a cordial rapport between them and the Board.
The Senate President of the association, Agolo Samson pleaded for a review in the policy of using JAMB registration number for registration for the bursary payment, adding that they will form alliance with the Board in fishing out non-Deltans who impersonate to claim the state’s bursary.