The sum of N624 million has been approved and released by the Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, for the payment of scholarship to 23,776 citizens in 49 tertiary schools across Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Babagana Mustapha Mallambe in a statement on Sunday.
Dr Mallambe stated that payments to the students have already begun with N320 million paid to students in nine institutions, under the first batch while the second batch of students will start getting payment on Monday, January 18, with the sum of N304.3 million to be disbursed.
“From a total of N624,370,000 approved and released by Prof Babagana Umara Zulum for scholarship to 23,776 Borno students, the ministry has disbursed N320 million under the first batch, to students in nine tertiary schools located in Borno State.
“Those paid include part 4 and 5 students of University of Maiduguri, students in Borno State University, Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, Sir Kashim Ibrahim College, College of Education Waka – Biu, Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, College of Business Administration Konduga, Umar Ibn Ibrahim College of Education, Science and Technology-Bama and those in Mohammed Lawan College of Agriculture” Mallambe announced.
The commissioner added that from Monday, January 18, 2021, the ministry will begin the disbursement of another N304,370,000 to Borno students in 40 higher institutions across Nigeria.
Dr. Mallambe also disclosed that Governor Zulum had approved financial support to resident doctors of Borno origin located in different parts of the country, to enable them fund capacity development programmes that would be potentially beneficial to Borno people in the long run.