Keeping one of his campaign promises, the executive chairman of Isolo local council development area (LCDA). Hon shamsudeen olaleye has given out bursary awards to not less than 100 students of various higher institutions across the country recently.
With the motive to indulge students in educational course and supports students in the strenuous educational pursuit Hon. Olaleye gave out the sum of 2.5 million naira in bursary award to 100 indigenes of isolo studying in higher institution across the country.
Speaking at the event which was organized at the council secretariat, Hon. Olaleye recalled that the bursary award concept is one of his campaign promises to relieve parents, to some extent. He further said the aim of such beneficial programmes is to touch as many students as possible in their educational pursuit, while he implored beneficiaries to judiciously make use of the money.
“when we were campaigning for re-election. We promised to give bursary award to students of tertiary institutions who are indigenes and residents of our LCDA ( isolo). The money we are giving to them is to help reduce the financial burdens on their parents. We expect the students to spend the money on things that would impact positively on their education. Our aim is to touch as many students as possible in their pursuit of education. We have distributed educational materials to pupils in crèche classes, we have distributed bags to primary schools students; we have organized remedial classes for SS2 students preparing for WAEC during our first term in office” he said.
Furthermore, he added that the award would be a quarterly programme. Enjoining those who weren’t on the list of the first batch to exercise patience and hope on subsequent batches.
In retrospect, the first batch to exercise patience and hope on subsequent batches. In retrospect, the bursary award scheme was first intiated by Hon. Olaleye in 2011, during his first term in office and statistically, over 500 students benefited from the programme.
Happiness was the mood of one of the beneficiaries identified as Adetayo Kafayat, a – 400 – Level student of education management at Lagos state university (LASU) who said the money came at a perfect time she needed money most and couldn’t hold back her profound gratitude to the chairman who she described as a politician who makes and fulfil promises. “The money came at the time I need it. Presently, I need some text books and handouts and ill use the money to buy as many textbooks and other things that’ll make my education easy” she said.
Another beneficiary, a 300 – level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ogun State, Omidokun Mosurat commended the chairman for the project she described the helmsman as generous kind – hearted person who is passionate about the well being of students who are in higher institutions “I feel excited that I am among the beneficiaries of the bursary award today, I did not expect that I would be selected for the first batch of the award because I could remember the day I came for screening exercise; there was mammoth crowed at the council premises but, I thank God that I was selected for the first batch at the end of the day. I thank the council boss for this kind gesture and God will bless his family “she said.
Subsequently, the exercise was rounded up by the inauguration of their committees to assist the council chairman in his bid to good governance of the community. The committees are for care for widows and aged committee (CAWA), Bursary committee and Revenue Committee.