A disastrous 12yrs going; First bursary program, a political machination and ploy ahead of 2023. Ondo North, Wake up!
What ought to be the happiest moment in the history of Ondo North students schooling in AAUA, was nothing but a political charades.
In 10yrs of Sen Boroffice at the red chamber, a revered professor,so to say didn’t have any scholarship scheme to his name.
Thanks to all the Rep members we have in Ondo state who are youth and doing greatly when it comes to educational programs.
Rep Adeogun was the first person to break the jinx,it has never happened before in the past. Given bursary of ₦25000 to 200 students and the sponsorship of over 300 students at upland college of education at Ipesi.
Rep BTO took a giant step to enrolled about 1000 students for JAMB and he organized many educational programs that benefits the students populace at all level. All these were done with proper organizing and without political affiliation.
It will sweet you to know that Rep Adefisoye Small Alhaji from Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency also gave out a bursary of ₦50,000 each to 500 students. This is not among his numerous achievements in the education sector. Remember he paid for about 2000 JAMB applicants.
All these Rep members are first timer at the green chamber. Their position is low in hierarchy compare to our Senator who is a third timer.
In 2011, Sen Boroffice promised heaven on earth to Nigeria Students. Students body from RUGIPO mobilized their members to give him a solidarity vote. This was because,they saw him as a learned person who knows the challenges faced by students. All through the first four year, nothing was given to honor the struggles of those comrades.
Same in 2015, same fit was repeat, students from difference tertiary institutions entrusted him with their thumb with the hope of rewarding them with bursary.
2019 is never an exemption as me and some comrades from AAUA went to his house for round table talks and to remind him of how important the bursary is,to the students.
It’s sad that when Sen Boroffice will be considering the options of given bursary to students. His sentimental sense of doing things jeopardize the struggle of other institutions in Nigeria and limited it to AAUA alone.
Well,let’s assume luck smile at AAUA students,who have at a time struggled with increments of tuition fee.
As a professor,we believe his ways of selecting the beneficiaries will strictly by merit and not politically influenced,only for us to know and note that it was pure politics. A ploy to cajole the populace ahead of 2023.
250 forms was first released with assurance that, whoever that get the forms will be picked. The 250 forms was shared among the 6 LGs. Not even up to 50 forms per LG.
Not more than a week, no fewer than 1000 forms was in circulation. How was this made possible? We swing into action by dig deep to know the root of this.
Alas, political bigwigs were behind this.
It’s time to select the beneficiaries. 240 names were found on the list. So sad. What we were made to understand was that,4 beneficiaries from each 72 wards of the senatorial district.
Even with the above figures, if truly they picked 4 beneficiaries per ward,the total number of beneficiaries should be 288 against 240.
It’s very sad this is happening under the watch of a professor, who will in 10yrs be holding his first bursary program.
With all the events that surrounds the bursary scheme,it’s clear and worth to know that,Sen Boroffice is not being sincere with the scheme. He’s only after his selfish interest and ambition that is not driving at human development.
It’s clear and no doubt that Sen Boroffice will be handing to the beneficiaries cash worth of ₦50,000 each. The question is; Is it a ploy to cajole us into another four years of political slavery?
Is it an attempt to buy the conscious mind of our youths,who are before now rooting against him?
Whatever his motive is, we keep watching ahead of 2023 and we use the opportunity to tell him that we are patiently waiting for the kick-off of the Aerospace University he promised Oka people.
Prior and after 2023,may God give us all the good health to exercise our franchise.
I am Bashorun Adefemi.