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Borno govt approves over N611m for scholarship

Executive Secretary, Borno State Scholarship Board, Dr Bala Isa

The Borno state government has approved the release of N611,979,000 as payment of scholarship for 22,779 students pursuing various programs in different tertiary institutions across the country. 

At a media briefing in Maiduguri, the Executive Secretary, Borno State Scholarship Board, Dr Bala Isa said the payment is for 2021/2022 scholarship allowances for students. 

According to him, 17,533 students from 48 different universities would receive a cumulative amount of N437million, while N54,495,000 has been released as scholarship for 3,350 polytechnic students and N35milllion for 1,805 students of colleges of education. 

Dr Isa said the bursary was released to cushion the impact of the recent hike of registration fees by some federal universities in the county.

“Governor Babagana Zulum has approved the sum of 611, 990,000 as scholarship to students of Borno, this is in line with the 25 years development plan which give priority to education of people of the state” He noted

President, Nigerian Union of Borno state Students, NUBOSS, Abubakar Wajiro thanked the Governor for the timely release of students’ scholarship and described the intervention as timely.

Reporting by Dauda Iliya; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Adeniyi Bakare