The Lagos State Scholarship Board has given students of Lagos State origin in tertiary institutions up till January 31 to come for clearance for the 2006 to 2011 scholarships or forfeit them.
The Public Relations of the Board, Rotimi Olugbuyi, said in Lagos on Monday that funds had been provided to pay the backlog of scholarships.
Mr. Olugbuyi said the board is concerned about the increasing number of students, who applied for scholarship and have refused to show up.
“The awardees have been collecting the grants in batches but some of them still have some outstanding.
“We have funds to pay the scholarships … we want beneficiaries to come and claim it. Students joke with everything; they do not take things serious.
“Any awardee who fails to come for clearance on or before January 31 may forfeit it,’’ he said.
Mr. Olugbuyi requested those given scholarships to come with progress report from their institutions, passport-size photographs and identity cards for the clearance.
The undergraduates are to be given N200, 000 each; post-graduate students N300, 000 each; and doctoral students N400, 000 each.
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