=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === According to the Zamfara State Government , N400 million has been paid in the form of scholarship for students of the state studying within and outside the country within the last one month.
This was disclosed by Governor Bello Matawalle while playing host to members of the National Union of Zamfara State Students (NUZAMSS) at his residence in Gusau, the state capital, where he noted that over N186 million was paid to the Sudan International University for 67 medical, nursing, and other students studying health-related courses, in addition to the release of over N24 million for 23 students of engineering and allied courses at Sharda University in India.
Matawalle, further disclosed that over N56 million was paid for students’ fees studying pharmacy and engineering disciplines at Cyprus International University, with a view to providing Zamfara indigenes with enough skills to man the state’s health institutions effectively, adding that with the coming of his administration, he ordered the payment of WEAC/ NECO fees debt inherited from his predecessor to enable secondary school leavers from the state to further their education accordingly.
The governor also said that over N41 million was paid to Crescent University, Abeokuta in Ogun State, as well as Al-Hikima University in Ilorin, Kwara State as the first installment for debt also inherited from the previous administration, and that another N19 million to 38 law students of Zamfara indigenes studying at various law school campuses nationwide.
Matawalle added that this was in addition to the release of N7 million to the Zamfara State Scholarship Board for the immediate verification of over 25,000 students studying at various institutions of higher learning who applied online with a view to ascertaining those eligible to receive local bursary payments, imploring the students to remain good ambassadors of Zamfara, wherever they found themselves in the course of their studies, informing them that arrangements have been made to ensure students of Zamfara State University, Talata-Mafara, resume their studies as soon as possible.