The Nura Manu foundation, a charity organisation in Bauchi set up by philanthropist, Alh. Nura Manu Soro has given N17, 933, 449 million scholarship fund to 4, 000 students studying in 54 institutions across the nation.
The beneficiaries, who are students of the catchment area were selected from islamiyya schools, primary schools, secondary schools, higher islamic schools and tertiary institutions.
Malam Mukhtar Jarmajo, a Member of the executive committee of the foundation who disclosed this to newsmen in Bauchi, the state capital, said the students applied for the scholarship and successfully passed the screening exercise.
According to him, the scholarship, which is purely for tuition fees, is meant for students that secured admissions into the institutions but cannot pay registration fees and those who are already in schools.
“Both applications, selections and verification are being carried out through a local committee.
“At the tertiary level, it includes students, religious leaders and a representative from students affairs office. While at the basic education level it made up of headmaster, PTA chairman and the child parent”.
“Further verification are carried out at the foundation secretariat. The foundation makes payments directly to schools accounts and not individuals,” he said.
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