Rivers Students Woo Wike On Bursary Payment


Rivers State students in
tertiary institutions across the country have called on the Governor of the state, Barrister Nyesom Wike, to pay priority attention to the payment of their bursaries.
Speaking in an interview with The Tide in Port Harcourt, a student from one of the tertiary institution in the state, Destiny Alozie said that prompt  payment of bursary  allowances would boost the confidence of students in the new admnstration, stating that the students had not been paid bursaries for some time.
In his contribution, another student from Federal Polytechnic, Okoh, Chimezi Chimelem, said the student’s bursarys entered into voice mail since”, pleading  that the present administrator of the state under the leadership of Governor Wike should revive it in the interest of the students.
He noted that bursary payment  gives  students a sense of belonging and also makes them know that government is interested in their welfare and future performance  as leaders of tomorrow.
The students pledged their support for the present administration, adding that, “he is a youth and as a youth we believe that he will not let us down”.
Another student from University of Nsuka who pleaded  anonymity expressed concern over the inability of  the past administration to pay bursary up to date, stating that, “we the students have received promises with nothing being done about it”.
He called on education stakeholders in the state to lend their voices on the issue of bursary allowance, adding that, “Rivers State students watch other states’ students collect their bursaries. We only collect promises year-in year-out”.
A female student, Anthonia Briggs, said that bursary payment is the only thing that makes a student boast about the administration of his/her governor, adding, “if Wike wants students to be proud of him, it is through the payment of bursaries and scholarships”.