Students of Kwara state origin in all the six campuses of the Nigerian Law School have appealed to the Kwara state government to consider them in its bursary awards.
The concerned students are currently undergoing a year training in Abuja, Kano, Lagos, Enugu, Yola and Yenagoa campuses of the Nigerian Law School.
The students under the aegis of National Association Kwara State Law students issued a statement signed by its Coordinators, Ahmed Ismail Olayinka from Abuja Campus and Wiridi Abdulwasiu Azeez from Kano Campus.
It noted with displeasure that the huge sum of money being paid as school fee in the Nigerian Law School has weighed heavily on the students.
The statement observed that the Kwara state government had stopped assisting Kwarans in law school for the past five years and as a result, many law graduates cannot afford to pay the fees and are therefore from pursuing their BL programme in the Nigerian Law School.
According to the statement, some of the students who are presently in law school are battling with student loan repayment and other financial commitments.
The association said it had submitted the list of more than 145 students presently in all six campuses of the Nigerian Law School to the state government through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Scholarship Board, Attorney General of the state as well as Commissioner for Education among others.
It added that no positive response had been recorded from all quarters where the letter had been submitted.
The statement said some of the colleagues from other states of the federation had been assisted by their governments, noting that scholarship award remains the only the benefit they could enjoy from the government.