Jubilation As Gov Zulum Awards University Scholarships to 37 Construction Workers in Borno

Jubilation As Gov Zulum Awards University Scholarships to 37 Construction Workers in Borno

  • 37 labourers involved in the construction of resettlement houses for IDPs in Borno state have bagged university scholarships
  • Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, approved scholarships on Thursday, October 19, during an inspection visit to the construction site in Nguro Soye village of Bama LGA of the state
  • The laborers who meet admission requirements into university will be fully sponsored to pursue their educational endeavours

Borno state, Maiduguri - Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, has awarded university scholarships to 37 labourers in the state.

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, IDPs camp
Zulum awards university scholarships to 37 construction workers in Borno state on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Photo credit: Engr Babagana Umara Zulum
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The site workers who were involved in the construction of resettlement houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Nguro Soye village, Bama Local Government Area (LGA) would get a fully funded university tuition from the state government.

Zulum made the promise during an inspection visit to the construction site on Thursday, October 19.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the governor had, during interactions with workers at the construction site, discovered that some of them, 37 in number, had obtained their senior secondary school certificates.

He, therefore, said that any of them who could pass the tertiary education examination and secure admission into any university would be fully sponsored to pursue their education, Leadership report added.

Tinubu approves takeoff of 6 universities established under Buhari’s tenure

In another report, President Bola Tinubu granted approval for the staggered takeoff of six out of 14 public universities established in the twilight of the former President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

The minister of education, Professor Tahir Mamman, made this revelation to State House Correspondents on Wednesday.

Prof Mamman disclosed that the choice of the universities — two colleges of agriculture, education and medicine each—was strategic to the skills-empowerment goals of the Tinubu-led administration.

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Young girl gets scholarship, private school fees paid as her life changes

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the life of a little girl who got frustrated with her parents and asked if they wanted to kill her (se fe pami ni) has changed.

It was revealed that a body, Friends Fellowship, gave the little girl a scholarship for better life opportunities.

Her school fees were paid to a private school of the girl's choosing.

NUC rejects NBTE's one-year programme to convert HND to BSC degree

Meanwhile, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has disowned a programme floated by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to convert a Higher National Diploma (HND) to a university degree.

the acting executive secretary of the NUC, Chris Maiyaki, reacted to the programme in a statement issued on Saturday, October 14, in Abuja.

He described the purported one-year top-up degree programme in Nigerian Polytechnics as a "ruse".

Source: Legit.ng

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