By; SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has approved the release of 500 million Naira as registration fees for 19 medical and 93 nursing students.
The Executive Secretary of the Borno State Scholarship Board, Malam Bala Isa, made this known on Tuesday in Maiduguri, while briefing newsmen on the development in his office.
He said the 19 indigent medical students are studying at Suez University of Egypt, while the 93 nursing students are in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) Nursing School.
The executive secretary added that the scholarships payment is part of Governor Zulum administration’s commitment to the’ 25-year development plan and the 10-year strategic transformation initiative.
According to him, government is committed to sponsoring the students throughout the duration of their studies, while urging the students to be hardworking and to take their studies seriously to justify government’s confidence on them to excel and efforts towards sponsoring their education.
He expressed appreciation over the governor’s empathy and concern to the students at a time, when majority of them and their parents are facing several challenges.
Responding, a nursing student from UMTH, Abdulazeez Mohammed, thanked the state government for the intervention and said the scholarships will assist them in many ways and facilitate their studies, as well as encourage them to study hard to impress both the government and their parents.
“We are grateful for this intervention, as many of us from poor parents were in dilemma before this major relief came.” , Mohammed said.