Thursday 20 October 2022


By: Wilson Bako Lafia

In view of the harsh economic situation in the country, Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has announced the immediate upward review of students’ scholarship grants in order to cushion their hardships.

You would recall that, the Governor on assumption of office had settled the accumulated students’ scholarship grants running over Seven (7) years and amounting to a total sum of One Hundred and Ninety Five Million naira (#195 million)

The Executive Secretary of the State Scholarships Board, Hajia Sa adatu Yahaya, who disclosed this in her office yesterday at a media briefing further explained that, hitherto, the upward review of the grants for Law Students were being paid.

According to her, the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (#100, 000.00) for Law Students has been increased to Three Hundred Thousand Naira (#300,000.00), while that for other students have now been increased to Twenty Thousand Naira (#20,000.00), from Ten Thousand Naira (#10,000.00).

Adding that, “Disabled students now collect Thirty Thousand Naira (#30,000.00) as against the previous, Twenty Thousand Naira (#20,000.00).

Hajia Saadatu disclosed that, the State Government is currently sponsoring Five (5) students abroad studying courses such as, Nursing, Medicine, Engineering and Pilot, amongst others.

The Executive Secretary said, in an effort to ensure transparency in the payment of students grants, the Board has introduced the use Verve Cards (VC), which each student benefiting from the state scholarship must possess and present at the point of payment before being paid.

She explained that, the disbursement of the Verve Cards to successful eight Thousand  students would commence from 20th October, 2022 and lapse on 4th November 2022.

Hajia Saadatu further stated that, the payment of the scholarship grants, which would soon commence, would be paid at zonal levels, while emphasizing that, the Board has taken stringent measures to avoid a situation where the students would stays for several hours before being paid their allowances.

She said additional manpower would be added to ensure that, while some are doing the clearance, others would be doing the payment.

She commended the State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, for being so compassionate on the plight of students in tertiary institutions in the state and assured him of the boards loyalty and unflinching support to enable him achieve all his desired goals.

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