By Usman Mohammed Zaria
Jigawa state executive council has approved an upward review of scholarship allowances for the state indigene students both at state and federal tertiary institutions nationwide.
The state commissioner of information, Alhaji Sagir Musa Ahmed disclosed this to newsmen shortly after the state executive council meeting held at government house Dutse.
According to him, the upward review is 100 percent to cover tuition fee and maintenance allowances.
Alhaji Sagir Musa Ahmed further explained that, the transport allowance has also been increased to 150 percent.
He said, the council has also approved the commencement of the bursary payment in the forthcoming session in November, 2023.
He said the council has approved the deployment of 1,973 graduates from the ministry of basic education to high education to various schools across the state with a projected salary cost of over 212 point 3 million naira monthly.
Similarly, the Council has approved the absorption of 3,000 National Certificate Education NCE J-TEACH beneficiaries into fulltime employment of the state government with a projected salary of over 161 point 9 million naira monthly.