The Borno Government has approved the release of over N500 million.
for payment of registration fees for 19 medical students and 93 nursing students.
The Executive Secretary of the Borno State Scholarship Board, Malam Bala Isa, made this known on Tuesday while
announcing the development in Maiduguri.
Isa said that 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 said that the gesture was part of Gov. Babagana Zulum administration’s commitment to the
state’s 25-year development plan and the 10-year strategic transformation initiative.
He said the Zulum administration is committed to sponsoring the students throughout the duration of their studies.
The scholarship board boss said the governor had urged the students to be hardworking and to face their studies
seriously to justify the government’s effort toward sponsoring their education.
He said the scholarship board is happy over the governor’s empathy and concern to students at a time when majority
of them and their parents are facing several challenges.
Reacting, a nursing student from UMTH, Abdulazeez Mohammed, thanked the state government for the intervention,
which he said had made things easy for the students and their parents.
He said “we are grateful for this intervention, as many of us from poor parents were in dilemma before
this major relief came.”