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Sokoto Pays N900,000000 As Tuition Fees For Indigent Students

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Sokoto Pays N900,000000 As Tuition Fees For Indigent Students


By Onuminya Ochowechi In Sokoto


The Sokoto  State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has  paid all the  outstanding  backlog of Indigent   students registration fees of previous  years  up  to 2020 to the tune of nine hundred million  naira  (N900,000,000) to Usmanu Danfodiyo University and Sokoto state University.  While those verified by the Board recently  for 2021 academic session from  the two institutions and Shehu Shagari College of Education will soon be settled .


In a similar vain the Governor has directed and approved  the visitation , assessment and verification of  all fresh students from  Sokoto  state in   other tertiary institutions within the state and across the Country  from 2019 to 2021 academic sessions.


In a statement by the public relations officer of the state scholarship board  Isa Shuni said the  exercise which is expected to commence soonest   will ensure the refund of registration fees to all he verified and cleared students at the end.


According to the statement, recently , the State government has  Sponsored 100 students to study Science based and Paramedical courses at Al-Istikama University in Kano.  The program which will cost the State government the sum of One hundred and eleven million naira (N111, 000,000) annual includes payment of tuition  and registration fees , accommodations and monthly upkeep of thirty thousand naira (N30,000) to each of the students.

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The students were since conveyed to Kano through the air due to prevailing security situation in the zone , after a flag off ceremony performed by the State Governor with an appealed to them to  pay attention to their studies .


Accordingly the State Government  has approved the release of  another woofing   sum of  twenty two million five hundred thousand  naira (N22,500,000) for the payment of registration fees and purchase of one set of computer laptop  to each of the  forty six students  to pursue one year mandatory professional  course  at Law School  Abuja .


The  Executive Chairman of the Sokoto State Scholarship Board , Alhaji  Altine Shehu Kajiji, added that ,the Governor has also  approved   the payment of all the outstanding fees for the remaining State Students in Crescent University , Abeokuta  as well as French Students of Nigerian  French Language College in Badagry , Lagos State .


Kajiji expressed the  government commitment to ensure that all outstanding fees for the Indigent  students sponsored by Tambuwal  led administration will be paid before the hand over in 2023 .


While assuring the state government desire to provide enough and qualified manpower especially in the area of Health sector in the state , Kajiji appealed to the state sponsored students both within and outside the country to continue to reciprocate government huge investment in their education by re dedicating to their studies and maintain the good culture of Sokoto State and to come back home after their studies to contribute their quota in the State .

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