The Kebbi State Government has disclosed that
it has released N314 million as payment for
registration and tuition fee for indigent students
in national and foreign institutions.
This was revealed by the Executive Secretary of
the state’s Scholarship Board, Dr Sahabi Yauri,
on Thursday, April 7.
In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Bbirnin Kebbi, 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
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
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