*THE NEW FACE OF LAGOS STATE SCHOLARSHIP BOARD.*
Lagos Scholarship Board is the State agency saddled with the ministerial responsibility of awarding scholarship and bursary to the state indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country.
Since inception of the new Executive Secretary, Biodun Onayele, the board has been witnessing various innovations:
*Mode of Payment*
Beneficiaries of the Board’s awards were before now paid through the automated teller machine (ATM) verve card which made the exercise very cumbersome and stressful to both staff of the board and the beneficiaries. However, beneficiaries are now paid through the electronic money transfer. This has made payment of awards to beneficiaries very seamless, while thousands of awardees were paid their monies within little time.
Lagos State Scholarship Board is now active on the social media with a Facebook page: Lagos State Scholarship Board and an Instagram account:lssb_2016 coupled with the existing website and email address.
*Sale of Forms*
The process that characterise the sale and registration of forms for both scholarship and bursary is now undergoing automation. This innovations will enable our intending beneficiaries to apply for forms, pay and register online anywhere around the country without needing to come to the office for the exercise.
All of these innovations are due to the ingenuity of the Executive Secretary, Dr.Biodun Onayele who is all out in making sure that Lagos State Scholarship Board is not left out in the comity of government agencies that have gone digital and social media compliant.
*Office of the Public Affairs.*