From Dauda R Pam, Maidiguri
BORNO state government has concluded plans to offer scholarship to 2,700 indigent students from the 27 local government areas of the state to study science courses in the newly established University.
This was contained in a press statement issued issued by the Director of Press, Government House,Pindar Sawa Ndahi,and made available to the media via WhatsApp platform in Maiduguri.
According to the statement,Gov. Babagana Zulum, made the disclosure while inspecting ongoing projects at the Borno State University at the weekend, quoting,the governor to have said that 100 students would be selected from each of the 27 local government areas of the state, to benefit from the gesture.
Adding that between 300 and 600 students would be admitted into the faculties of humanities in the university, which is expected to commence academic activities in October.
The governor,the statement added, directed the university to liaise with the Ministry of Higher Education and the Chief of Staff, Government House,to fashion out modalities of providing scholarship to the students to read mathematics, physics and other sciences and further directed the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Umar Kyari, to warn contractors to ensure completion of all projects or face revocation.
He directed the vice-chancellor to look into the issue of bringing in private developers to support the government in the provision of accommodation and thanked the university’s management over its commitment and dedication towards ensuring that the university project becomes a reality.
Earlier,the vice Chancellor of the state university,Professor Umar Kyari applauded the governor over his support and provisions of fund for the execution of the projects.
The vice Chancellor disclosed that the Nigeria Information and Technology Development Agency ( NITDA), had provided over N250 million to the university, for procurement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment and internet facilities.
Highlights of the visit were the inspection of ongoing Mega School projects at Abuja Sheraton; Sajeri, and Moramti areas of Maiduguri metropolis.