A total of about 18,761 students of Delta State origin in various tertiary institutions will benefit from the Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Scheme also known as the Students Special Assistance Scheme (‘Okowa Alert’).
In a statement issued by the executive secretary of the board, Hon. Sunny Orishedere, the payments commenced on December 28, 2021, for those who registered for the 2020/2021 session and were cleared by their respective institutions.
The statement urged the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, by being good ambassadors of the state.
The statement also lauded the governor for the gesture, adding that despite the challenging financial situation, he continually ensured that Delta State students studying in different tertiary institutions across the nation were paid regularly.