Executive Secretary of Kano State Scholarship Board Abubakar Zakari said that over 10,000 students have applied for the 2020 scholarship scheme in the state.
Abubakar Zakari made this known on Monday in Kano state, during a visit by the graduating students of the Al Mansoura University Egypt.
He said that the Board had made provision for over 40,000 slots to enable eligible students to apply through its portal, adding that the Board on 1st of September began online registration for the prospectus applicants.
The secretary disclosed that the state government had approved upward review of allowances for the students of the state studying in various of institutions of higher learning in the country.
He also said that the state government had earmarked on over N250 million to settle the outstanding tuition fees and other clearance fees for students that graduated from Al Mansoura University.
He added that the state government-sponsored some students to the university, but the tuition and clearance fees were not paid and the school decided to return the students back home, however following the intervention of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje they were able to complete their programmes.
Muhammad Yusuf the President, Kano State Student Union Al Mansoura University chapter lauded the gesture and also said that this will improve the wellbeing of the students towards achieving academic excellence.