Borno State Commissioner of Higher Education, Professor Isa Hussaini Marte has disclosed that Governor Babagama Umara Zulum of Borno state has approved N624 million for scholarship payments to 23, 776 qualified students from 48 institutions.
He also stated that the awards were categorized based on levels of studies of 166 MSc/MA degree students, 11,790 Bachelor degree students, 883, diploma students; 3,015 NCE students; 6,897 ND students and 1037 HND students.
The Commissioner made this known during the inter ministerial press briefings held at multipurpose hall of Government House Maiduguri Wednesday to mark the one year anniversary of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum.
He also noted that first degree students of various institutions were given between N50,000 and N100,000 as scholarships from state university, the state polytechnic, the state Blind School, the College of Education have all been given one form of upgrading, renovation and new building.
The commissioner assures that with the massive investment made in educational development, Borno state will at the end of Governor Babagana Zulum’s tenure emerge one of the best and most developed states in the country.
The commissioner expressed confident that Borno state will get its rightful position with his academic colleague and now his boss, Professor Zulum as the governor of the state.