Borno state governor Babagana Zulum has approved the release of N62 million as scholarships for 24 indigent students in law schools and those studying immersion courses in the French language.
The executive secretary of the State Scholarship Board, Bala Isa, disclosed this on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, in Maiduguri.
Isa said the amount also covered the procurement of a vehicle and a secretariat for the National Union of Borno State Students (NUBOSS)
He explained that the beneficiaries of the law scholarship were 19 students drawn from the six law school campuses in Nigeria, while the French language beneficiaries were five students in Benin Republic.
“The French language is very important to our people as Borno is bordering three French-speaking countries: Cameroon, Niger and Chad. That’s why Borno is sponsoring people to get a master’s degree in the French language,” stated Mr Isa.
In his response, the national president of NUBOSS, Abubakar Wajiro, lauded the support given to students by the Borno government and urged for sustenance.
“We want to thank Zulum for his support of education and commitment to remain a student-friendly governor. We highly appreciate the scholarship to students, the vehicle, and the befitting office for our union,” Wajiro said.