Kaduna Pays N205m Scholarship for Students

Kaduna State Scholarship Board, has released N205 million across various tertiary institutions in the country as tuition of students on the state’s scholarship.

The executive secretary of the Board, Hassan Rilwan in a statement issued yesterday said, the Board has paid the money into the accounts of the various institutions.

The statement said governor Uba Sani’s administration remains committed to keeping the promises made during the campaign season as captured succinctly in his manifesto.

Hassan said: “In furtherance to implementing deliberate initiatives to promote educational excellence and cushion the effects of the current economic realities on students, the Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board has announced the transfer of the sum of N25 million into the accounts of Bayero University Kano for the tuition fees till graduation for students from Kaduna State.

“The transfer of funds is in fulfillment of an earlier signed memorandum of understanding with Bayero University Kano. Today, we have successfully paid N25m to
BUK authorities, and although our target is N45m to BUK for students from Kaduna this is a great step in the right direction.”

Similarly, he said in early August 2023 the Board also paid N27m to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and increased the amount paid to Kaduna State University to N88.63m.

“Additionally, the Kaduna State Loans and Scholarship Board has so far, paid N205m into the accounts of various schools across Nigeria for Kaduna State Students and is seeking to enter into more agreements with Kaduna Polytechnic, University of Jos, ATBU Bauchi, Kaduna State College of Nursing amongst others.

Recently, the Governor announced a downward review of school fees in state-owned tertiary institutions namely. Kaduna State University, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, College of Education Gidan Waya, Kaduna State.

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