Zulum Releases N500m Scholarships For Medical, Nursing Students


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.


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