Kaduna spends N800m on 42 students to study overseas


Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo

Kaduna State has granted international scholarships to another batch of 34 students who will proceed for postgraduate studies in September 2021, out of 265 merit-based applicants that applied.

The Kaduna State Government is already spending N800m on 42 students granted merit-based international scholarships in the September 2020 cycle, covering their tuition fees, upkeep, transportation and accommodation.

The beneficiaries have since resumed their studies in universities in the United Kingdom, United States, Hungary and Malaysia

A statement issued by Executive Secretary Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board, Malam Hassan Rilwan on Thursday confirmed the scholarship awards to the latest batch of postgraduate students.

The statement said that the 34 successful applicants comprise ‘’22 first-class degree holders, six-second class (upper division) degree holders with CGPA of 4.0 and above going for…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper