Borno State 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 the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, Nursing School.
The executive secretary said that the gesture was part of Governor Babagana Zulum administration’s commitment to the state’s 25-year development plan and the 10-year strategic transformation initiative.
He said Zulum 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.