About 47,935 new and continuing indigenous students in the state would receive more than N640.6 million in outstanding scholarship allowances from the Katsina State Government.
The payment was made for the academic years 2020–2021 and 2021–2022, according to Governor Dikko Radda’s statements at the event on Monday.
Along with promising timely payment of students’ scholarships at postsecondary institutions, Mr. Radda reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to improving the lives of the students.
He said that it is critical to assist pupils, particularly at this time when the economy is not doing so well for both parents and students.
“To ensure that they have the exposure necessary to provide the kind of leadership our state needs in the future, we will also make sure that we select the best among you and sponsor them to study abroad,” he continued.
“You are aware that the foundation for the establishment of three special model schools has been laid by the state under my administration.”
According to Mr. Radda, the purpose of the schools would be to provide talented kids in the villages with the same possibilities as other kids in the state.
According to him, the children of the wealthy can attend private schools to varying degrees, while the children of the impoverished do not get these possibilities.
“The purpose of the special model schools is to give the less fortunate people that kind of opportunity, so they can hang out with the elite kids or even better than them,” Mr. Radda stated.
The state’s Scholarship Board’s Executive Secretary, Dr. Aminu Salisu-Tsauri, had earlier stated that the board planned to suggest an upward review of scholarship allowances to take into account the present status of the economy.
The board also plans to implement skills-based scholarship with step-down bonds and attendance registers to enhance staff discipline and punctuality (both local and foreign).
As per the Federal Government’s agenda, we will also work to convert the Katsina State Scholarship Board into the Katsina State Scholarship and Loans Trust Fund.
“We will additionally pursue the Federal Government’s National and Bursary Awards Scholarships for ninety-one Katsina State students.”
According to Mr. Salisu-Tsauri, “these are among other things part of the government’s renewed hope agenda.”