The Vice Chancellor, Bayero University Kano (BUK), Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, on Wednesday said the university would this week release the sum of N15million for scholarship to 300 indigent students in the institution for the 2019/2020 academic session.
He made this known in an address at a special ceremony organized in honour of some of the students who had represented the university and emerged excellent in academic and sporting activities both within and outside the country.
The VC said the scholarship fund initiative was conceived to help the less-privileged students who though are academically sound but are constrained financially to meet up with their financial obligations especially in the payment of tuition fees.
“Times like this when students are registering, some of the returning students may be in need of funds, and if someone is going to get some financial rewards that may help him in paying his tuition fees; it was based on this that the university this week is releasing the indigent students’ scholarship funds.
“We are awarding scholarship funds of fifteen million naira (N15m) to 300 students. Some of these students would not have been able to continue with their studies without the support. The scholarship is not only to support their studies but to help them come out with flying colours,” the VC said.
Daily Trust gathered that through the same scholarship fund, many students had been able to overcome their financial challenges and graduated with excellent results.
Meanwhile, over 100 students received certificates of commendation and some token in appreciation to their excellent representation of the university both within and outside the country in academic and sporting activities.
Some of the former officials of Students Union Government of the university were also recognized for their contribution to the development of the institution.