N2 billion released Sokoto government for tuition
Information reaching us shows that the Sokoto state government has authorized two billion Naira for the payment of tuition charges and general welfare of its students studying locally and overseas.
The state’s Commissioner for Higher Education, Alhaji Isah Gada, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Sokoto.
He stated that the ministry had lately concluded payment of entitlements of students, studying in Bangladesh and Sudan.
Gada stated that students in Uganda and different institutions round the globe would soon be paid their payments.
He said that the state’s scholarship board had been receiving outstanding assistance from the State Government.
The commissioner disclosed that 20,000 new and returning students have been currently being sponsored m the State Government.
He said that the scholarship board had started out processing records on students electronically to make payments to students quicker and easier.
The commissioner said, however, that there had been urgent challenges going through the board, which includes a lack of operational vehicles.
“There is a lack of automobiles required for efficient management of the board and monitoring of our students in various institutions of higher studies throughout the country.’’
He stated that the board was once additionally missing access to web facilities for less complicated communication and monitoring of students within and outside the country.