SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved N578,682,000 for the payment of scholarships to Borno citizens pursuing PhD, Masters and Graduate degrees in different tertiary institutions within and outside Borno state.
Commissioner of Higher Education Prof. Isa Hussaini Marte disclosed this in a meeting with education stakeholders on Tuesday in his office in Maiduguri.
The commissioner explained that about 23,776 students schooling in Nigeria and 118 foreign students are already benefitting in the first batch of disbursement.
Prof. Marte added the state scholarship board is making sure all payments are made into the beneficiaries bank accounts for the purpose of transparency and accountability.
It was also gathered that Governor Zulum’s instruction, names of students for the first batch have been listed and will be made public through various online and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter handles of the Governor which enjoy good traffic of followers.