Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:36 pm
The Kebbi State Government, on Thursday, said it had released N314 million for the payment of registration and tuition fee for indigent students in national and foreign institutions.
Dr Sahabi Yauri, the Executive Secretary of the state’s Scholarship Board, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.
Yauri said that out of the amount, N147 million was for tuition, registration and tenancy for 30 indigent students studying medicine in Indian universities.
He added that N97 million was for the fees of 30 students studying medicine, dentistry and surgery in Sudanese universities, while N70 million was for 5,000 indigent students studying in tertiary institutions in the country.
The executive secretary said some of the beneficiaries were studying in the country in six institutions that included Federal University Birnin Kebbi, North West University Kano, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Alqalam Islamic University Katsina and Sokoto State Polytechnic.
He explained that the amount had been released to the bank accounts of the benefiting institutions, stressing that payment was approved after scrutiny of students to avoid misplacement of priority.
Yauri then urged the students to reciprocate government’s gesture by studying hard to justify the investment made on them and commended the conduct of the students, especially those who were studying abroad.
He said the board had never received any complaint of misconduct from the students from any school.