Abba Dukawa, Kano
The Executive Secretary, Kano State Scholarship Board, Alhaji Abubakar Zakari has said over 10,000 students have applied for the 2020 scholarship scheme in the state.
He made this known during a visit by the graduating students of the Al Mansoura University, Egypt.
He noted that the Board had made provision for over 40,000 slots to enable eligible students to apply through its portal, adding that the Board on September 1 began online registration for the prospectus applicants.
Alhaji Abubakar Zakari further said the state government had approved upward review of allowances for the students of the state studying in various of institutions of higher learning in the country, adding that the Ganduje’s administration had earmarked over N250 million to settle the outstanding tuition fees and other clearance fees for our students that graduated from Al Mansoura University.
Accordingly the government sponsored some students to the university but the tuition and clearance fees were not paid therefore University authority returned the students back home, following the intervention of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, they were able to complete their programs, saying with support of Governor the Board had initiated payment process to the university to enable it issue certificates to the affected students.
In a remark, Muhammad Yusuf, the President, Kano State Student Union, Al Masoura University chapter, lauded the gesture, adding that it would go a long way to improve the well-being of the students towards achieving academic excellence.
The union also presented letter of commendation to the secretary for his support to its members