=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s administration, has granted scholarships to a fresh batch of 34 students to do their postgraduate studies abroad in September 2021. The students were selected from a list 265 applicants. This is aside the 42 students who are already benefiting from the N800m international Scholarship scheme of the Kaduna State Government for the September 2020 cycle, which covers their tuition fees, upkeep, transportation and accommodation.
The scholarship awards was confirmed to the latest batch of postgraduate students via a statement issued by Executive Secretary Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board, Malam Hassan Rilwan on Thursday.
According to the statement, the 34 successful applicants comprise ‘’22 first-class degree holders, six-second class (upper division) degree holders with CGPA of 4.0 and above who are going for masters, while three master’s degree holders who bagged a distinction and three others who have merit will be sponsored for doctorate degrees on foreign scholarship.
The statement further revealed that out of the total 265 students that had applied, 153 applicants passed the Use of English and Plagiarism cut-off mark of 60 and less than 25 respectively, adding that each of the 153 applicants was officially contacted and requested to upload a personal statement and three minutes video, adding that 79 of them passed the document evaluation afterwards.
The beneficiaries have since resumed their studies in universities in the United Kingdom, United States, Hungary and Malaysia