Borno Govt releases over 55 million for 153 medical students.


Executive Secretary Borno State Scholarship Board Malam Bala Isa during a media briefing in Maiduguri.

By Dauda Iliya

The Borno State government has released the sum of 55,968,000 naira for the payment of registration fees for one hundred and fifty three medical students. 

At a media briefing in Maiduguri, Executive Secretary state Scholarship Board, Malam Bala Isa said the benefiting students are indigenes of the state admitted into Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, Bauchi state. 

According to him, the students will offer eleven different degree courses including medicine, dentistry, radiography, nursing, environmental health among other courses. 

” the scholarship programme is line with the 25-year Development plan of Governor Zulum’s administration to train more health professionals in order to improve healthcare services especially at the rural areas ” Isa said.

The Executive Secretary remarked that the state government will sustain the payment upto the end of their studies. 

He added that the Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation adviced the students to pay attention to their studies to justify the opportunity given to them.

The Executive Secretary appreciate the Governor Babagana Zulum for his support to board which has greatly ameliorate the hardship faced by parents and guardians towards pursuing the education of their children. 


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