Borno govt releases N500m as registration fees for medical students

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The Borno State Government has approved the release of over N500 million for the payment of registration fees for 19 medical students and 93 nursing students.

The Executive Secretary of the Borno State Scholarship Board, Bala Isa, made this known in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Tuesday.

Isa said the 19 indigent medical students are studying at Suez University of Egypt, while the 93 nursing students are in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) Nursing School.

The executive secretary said the gesture was part of Governor Babagana Zulum administration’s commitment to the state’s 25-year development plan and the 10-year strategic transformation initiative.

He said Zulum’s administration is committed to sponsoring the students throughout the duration of their studies.

The scholarship board boss said the governor had urged the students to be hardworking and to face their studies seriously to justify the government’s effort toward sponsoring their education.

Isa stated that the scholarship board was happy over the governor’s empathy and concern to students at a time when majority of them and their parents were facing several challenges.

Reacting, a nursing student from UMTH, Abdulazeez Mohammed, thanked the state government for the intervention, which he said had made things easy for the students and their parents.

“We are grateful for this intervention, as many of us from poor parents were in dilemma before this major relief came,” Mohammed said.

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