Scholarship: Gov. Zulum Endorses N624m for Borno Tertiary Students
Gov. Babagana Zulum has endorsed the release of N624 million for the payment of scholarship to students in tertiary institutions in the state.
The Commissioner for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Babagana Mustapha, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Maiduguri.
Mustapha noted that 23,776 students from 49 institutions would benefit from the gesture.
He informed that the first tranche of N320 million had already been released and paid to students of nine institutions, and said the remaining students would receive theirs from Monday.
“From a total of N624,370,000 approved and released by Prof. Babagana Zulum for scholarships to 23,776 Borno students, the ministry has disbursed N320m under the first batch to students in nine tertiary schools located in the state.
“Those paid included parts four and five students of University of Maiduguri, students of Borno State University, Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education and College of Education Waka – Biu.
“Others were those in Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, College of Business Administration, Konduga, Umar Ibn Ibrahim College of Education, Science and Technology,Bama and Mohammed Lawan College of Agriculture,” Mustapha disclosed.
He also disclosed that the governor had endorsed financial support to resident doctors of Borno origin, based in different parts of the country, to enable them fund capacity development programmes that would be potentially beneficial to the people of the state.
Mustapha, however, did not give details of the support.