The National Union of Adamawa State Students (NUADSS) has lamented over the failure of the state government to make payment of scholarships to over fifty thousand Adamawa studying in various tertiary institutions across the country.
The President of the students union, Gaddafi Hussaini, expressed displeasure about what he described as the government’s swindling of over 50,000 syudents who were made to purchase scholarship forms from officials of the state scholarship board.
He alleged that the officials led the students to believe that they would be enrolled into the state bursary scheme, which was yet to materialise, adding that the state government also alleged raked in over N25 million from the purchase of the forms which was sold at the cost of N500 to over fifty thousand scholarship seekers, who are indigenes of Adamawa state.
The development was revealed on Saturday at a town hall meeting with the theme “Repositioning Adamawa for Sustainable Development Beyond 100 Days” organised by Gotel Communication in Yola.
Attendees at the stakeholders meeting urged the development of the capacities of the youth through mentorship to prepare them for leadership.
“We purchased forms at the cost of N500 and these forms were purchased by more than fifty thousand syudents, but the process adopted by the previous government to pay the bursary randomly is yet to materialise, even though it raked in over N25 million from and ended up swindling the syudents in the process,” the students leader stated.