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MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has approved the release of N624.3m for payment of scholarship to 23,776 citizens of Borno State in 49 tertiary schools across Nigeria.
Commissioner for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Babagana Mallambe, announced this in a statement on Sunday.
Mallambe informed that payments have already began with N320m paid to students in nine institutions under the first batch; while those in the second batch will start receiving theirs on Monday, January 18, with the sum of N304.3m to be disbursed.
“From a total of N624,370,000 approved and released by His Excellency, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, for scholarship to 23,776 Borno students, the Ministry has disbursed N320m 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; 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”, he disclosed.
He 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 the country.
The Commissioner also disclosed that Governor Zulum had approved financial support to resident doctors of Borno origins located in different parts of the country, to enable them fund capacity development programmes that would be potentially beneficial to the State in the long run.