The Borno State Government has disclosed that it would offer scholarships to about 2,700 indigent students to study Science programmes in the state’s newly established university.
The Director of Press, Government House, Pindar Sawa, revealed the development in a statement issued in Maiduguri over the weekend.
He stated that the Executive Governor of the state, Babagana Zulum, made the disclosure while inspecting the ongong projects at the Borno State University, adding that the governor said that 100 students would be selected from each of the 27 LGAs of Borno state to benefit from the scholarship.
The Governor made it known that between 300 and 600 students would be admitted into the faculties of humanities in the university, which is to commence academic activities later this year.
Zulum also directed the newly established institution to liaise with the Ministry of Higher Education and the Chief of Staff, Government House to look into modalities for providing scholarship to the students to read Mathematics, Physics and other Science programmes.
He directed the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Umar Kyari, to warn contractors to ensure completion of all projects or face revocation and also directed him to look into the issue of bringing in private developers to support the government in the provision of accomodation as it is being practiced in other universities.