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To mark his 55th birthday in Ibadan, The Minister of Youth and Sports, Chief Sunday Dare has announced the launch of his scholarship scheme; the Dare Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme (DUGGS) to provide financial support for students from Oyo State to study at any Federal Higher Institution in Nigeria.
This was shared in a press release signed by his media office. The statement also explained that this is part of the Minister’s initiative to provide support for Oyo State youths and boost Youth Development and Growth in the state and country.
To benefit from the Scholarship, Oyo State students in any Polytechnic/University in Nigeria can apply by following these steps:
The launch of the scholarship was met with a standing ovation from the youths present who showed their appreciation of the initiative and made enquiries about how they could enjoy the scholarship scheme.
The minister put their minds at rest and assured them that the maiden edition of the scholarship will accommodate as many recipients as possible and promised to make it an annual event
At the gathering, meant to celebrate the minister’s 55th birthday, talk of youth development quickly took centre stage, overshadowing the birthday celebrations as the minister fielded questions from the youths present and spoke about the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development achievements such as the Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF)
The Minister said “The NYIF is aimed at essentially supporting entrepreneurship among the youth. Thousands of youth have registered for this loan which will go a long way to boost Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) as well as encourage new business innovations.”
“Also, the Ministry has introduced the Graduate Attachment Program (GAP) with its focal point on integrating fresh graduates into relevant jobs/skills in order to provide them with the necessary work experience(s) while they also receive a stipend during the program.”
“At the end of this program, the beneficiaries will be enriched with the required work experience for other larger roles in the public and private sectors.”