- Governor Babagana Umara of Borno has offered scholarships to 6,000 pioneer students to be offered admission into the Borno State University
- The governor disclosed that 100 remedial students would be admitted from the 27 local government areas of the state on scholarship to study sciences, in addition to the others
- He further revealed that plans are underway to introduce medicine in the university’s courses in 2030
Governor Babagana Umara of Borno state has offered scholarships to 6,000 pioneer students to be offered admission into the Borno State University (BSU) to kick start its academic activities.
Umara made the pledge during an assessment visit to the university on Sunday, June 9 in Maiduguri, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that he said that 100 remedial students would be admitted from the 27 local government areas of the state on scholarship to study sciences.
“One hundred students from each of the 27 local governments will be admitted and two hundred from the Maiduguri Metropolis Council (MMC) and Jere will be admitted respectively.
“It is expected that after a rigorous training of the new intakes and after graduation, 3,000 of them will be absorbed in to the mega schools and the other existing schools in the state.
“Another 3,000 will be enrolled in social sciences; after which we will facilitate their employments into the military and para-military.
“The scholarships covers their remedial as well as all expenses to cover their duration degree studies, which will also include tuition fees and accommodation,’’ said Umara.
According to him, plans were underway to introduce medicine in the university’s courses in 2030.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Babagana Umara said that restoration of peace, quality education and job creation would form parts of his 10-point agenda to re-position the state for better.
He noted that the era of political thuggery popularly called ECOMOG which constituted nuisance in the state was over as the present administration would come up with a robust entrepreneurship programme to engage youth who are the future leaders of tomorrow.
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