23, 776 Borno students receive N624m scholarships | Dailytrust

23, 776 Borno students receive N624m scholarships

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum

The Borno State Government on Sunday said Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the release of N624.3m for payment of scholarships to 23,776 students in 49 higher institutions nationwide.

Governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, said in a statement that the approval was announced by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Babagana Mustapha Mallambe.

He said that the first batch of beneficiaries in nine higher institutions had already received N320m while the second batch of students would start getting payments on Monday (today) during which N304.3m would be disbursed.

“From a total of N624, 370,000 approved and released for scholarship to 23,776 Borno students, the ministry has disbursed N320m under the first batch, to students in nine tertiary schools located in Borno State.