Is FG Giving N75,000 as Bursary to Nigerian Students?


Quadri Yahya

A curated text message circulating on WhatsApp claims the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Ministry of Education, is giving N75,000 to Nigerian students – both in secondary school level and tertiary institutions.

The body of the message starts with a rhetorical question, and reads thus:

"Are you a Nigeria Students? from Secondary school to higher institution the Federal Government have approved the payment of 75,000 Naira student bursary for all student acrcoss the nation Click on the link below to apply for your 75,000 Naira student bursary APPLY NOW". 


The Federal Government is giving N75,000 to Nigerian students. 


Observers Mag's findings reveal that the claim is FALSE.

Searches on the website and social media platforms of the ministry show no related posts.

However, the red flags in the text, which purportedly emanates from the Ministry of Education, include grammatical and typological errors.

Furthermore, upon clicking on the website link attached to the message, it was discovered that the website had been suspended.

This shows that the link is likely to be a phishing link which hackers use to carry out a nefarious hacking known as social engineering.

Nigerian students are advised to avoid clicking or sharing such a dangerous link.


The text message with an attached website link claiming the Federal Government through the Ministry of Education is giving N75,000 to Nigerian students is FALSE.

The website link circulating on WhatsApp had been suspended for suspicious activity.


Adekunle Famuyiwa

An avid writer, campus Journalist, researcher and budding Lawyer. Currently a 500-level student of Law at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, and the Editor-In-Chief of Observers Mag

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