Thursday, 26th of August 2021 is indeed a remarkable day as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State declared his readiness to pay Bursary for the students.
It’s imperative to clearly reiterate without missing words that the leadership of National Association of Osun State Students (NAOSS) National Headquarters under the leadership of Sanusi Abdulwasiu RoleModel is committed to ensuring that the real students enjoys the dividends of Unionism and democracy.
In the just concluded week, we held series of strategic meetings and even scheduled a protest towards ensuring payment of Bursary. Recall that it’s been 8 years since we received bursary last, as a responsible leadership, we understand the importance of these indigenous benefit and our agitation has been to ensure that Osun State Government pay bursary to the entire students populace.
In a bid to achieving this, the leadership of National Association of Osun State Students (NAOSS) met with the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola led administration over payment of Bursary. In company of Oyetola was the Chief of Staff, Commissioner for Education, Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Special Adviser on Education, Special Adviser on Youth, Senior Special Assistant on Students Affairs.
The major demands was that Bursary must be paid as financial aid for Osun indigenes who are Students of tertiary institutions in the 6 geo political zones of Nigeria. Others include reduction in tuition fee for indigenous students who are schooling in state owned institutions and that the state government should allocate a befitting Students Secretariat for NAOSS in a strategic location in Osogbo.
Gboyega Oyetola in his response defined the readiness of his government to pay bursary for the students without further delay. The office of the Senior Special Assistant on Students Affairs and the leadership of NAOSS has however commenced structuring of the modalities for the payment of Bursary.
Watch out as the Osun Students Bursary Form will be available for all soon.
As the only legitimate and formidable union of the entire students who are indigenes of Osun State, you can be assured that we are committed to your welfarism.