Governor Ganduje Approves N677.5 Million Scholarship For 54,862 Students




Kano state government has approved payment of N677,
589, 092 as scholarship allowances to 54, 862 of its
sponsored students in various universities across the
country, for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic sessions.
The amount accrued as a result of non-payment of
scholarships to internal students by the immediate past
administration in the state.
The State Commissioner for Information, Comrade
Muhammad Garba, made this known while briefing
newsmen on the outcome of the state weekly Executive
Council meeting, presided over by Governor Abdullahi
Umar Ganduje.
He said the council took the decision because of the
gravity of the matter and its potential on impacting
negatively on the education sector of the state.
It could be recalled that last week, the council approved for
payment of N136, 558,100 being outstanding balance in
respect of Kano students studying at American
University,Yola Adamawa state, with an assurance to
parents and students that the Ganduje administration
would not allow their studies to be stopped midstream.
Prior to this development, the Council approved N115, 400,
477. 6 for payment of upkeep and other allowances, for
three months, in respect of 459 students on the state
government scholarship, pursuing various degree
programmes in China, India, Cyprus, Egypt, Uganda and
Sudan.
In the same vien, Ganduje adminstration consented to
release N138 million for settlement of outstanding school
fees in respect of 89 students sponsored by the immediate
past administration in the state, at Mideast Aviation
Academy, Jordan.
Also approved is the sum of N389. 3 million, for 377 Kano
sponsored students at Bells University of Technology Otta,
Ogun state for 2014 -2015 and 2015 – 2016 academic
sessions, which were hitherto unpaid.

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