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DTHA Okays Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Bill 2016

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A Bill to give legal backing to the Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board has been passed by the State House of Assembly.
The passage of the Bill followed the presentation of the document by the House Committee on Education through its chairman, Hon. Daniel Mayuku.
While presenting the Bill, Hon. Mayuku told the House that their committee did a careful job by scrutinizing the Bill bearing in mind the submission of stakeholders, saying the committee proposed some amendments on the Bill.
The House later resolved into a committee of the whole to consider the Bill, after which the Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere moved for the third reading and passage of the Bill which was unanimously adopted following a voice vote by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya who thanked the members for their effort at passing the Bill.
The function of the Board includes to advice the governor with respect to bursary/ scholarship awards and be responsible for the selection of suitable candidates for the granting of bursary and award of scholarships.
The Board would also ensure that beneficiaries of such awards are bona-fide indigenes of the state and not enjoying a multiple awards among other activities of the Board.
In an interview, Hon. Mayuku said the Bill was important to the educational sector of the state giving the fact that indigent and bright students would have opportunity to pursue their studies unhindered.
Speaking to newsmen at the end of plenary, the Chairman of Public Accounts of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Anthony Emeka Elekeokwuri who made remarkable contributions on the Bill during the Committee of the whole House thanked his colleagues on the quick passage of the Bill and commended the Executive for initiating the Bill as it gives the Bursary and Scholarship Board the needed legal frame work which is in tandem with global best practices.

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