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FOSSU Writes Makinde, Asks Him To Fulfil Bursary Promises, Others To Oyo State Students

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Your Excellency,

We are writing on behalf of the Entire Indigenous Students in Oyo State to bring to your attention the promises you graciously made to our association during various occasions.

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We greatly appreciate your commitment to the betterment of education in Oyo State, as expressed in your promises on Students Bursary, the establishment of FOSSU National Secretariat, and the provision of Students Union Bus. Your assurances, conveyed on the 17th of October, 2022, at the Government House; 17th of November, 2022, during the International Students Day at ICC Ibadan; and 29th of January, 2023, at the Fresh FM town hall meeting in Ibadan, have been a source of hope and optimism for our students.

While we acknowledge and commend the approval of a bursary sum of N500,000 for every Law Student of Oyo origin attending law school, we are compelled to express concerns about the potential divisive impact of such a gesture. We believe in fostering an inclusive society that values all fields of study equally. The current national challenge of brain drain, particularly in the health sector, calls for a balanced approach to educational support.

We humbly request that you reconsider and ensure a fair and balanced distribution of resources, promoting an egalitarian society. Allocating a reasonable bursary that reflects the economic realities of our country will undoubtedly alleviate the burdens faced by students grappling with their studies amid a critical economic downturn.

As concerned stakeholders, we implore you to expedite the fulfillment of the promises made to the Federation of Oyo State Students Union. We understand the challenges faced by your administration, but the education and well-being of the future leaders of our state are paramount. Failure to fulfill these promises may regrettably force our members to engage in a peaceful protest to express our legitimate demands in any time soon.

We trust in your commitment to the betterment of Oyo State and its citizens, particularly the student community. Your prompt attention to this matter would not only demonstrate your dedication to education but also solidify the trust and confidence reposed in your leadership.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

Signed.
Sen. Alarape Ibrahim
National President
Federation of Oyo State Student Union

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