Borno govt spends N55.9m on 153 medical students’ fees

The Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, in Bauchi State has accepted 153 financially challenged students into various programmes; the state government of Borno has allocated N55.9 million to cover these students’ registration costs.

The Borno State Scholarship Board’s executive secretary, Malam Bala Isa, made this information public on Friday in Maiduguri.

The degrees the students are seeking are in the following fields: environmental health, IT and health informatics, medicine, radiology, dentistry, nursing, optometry, audiology, physiotherapy, epidemiology and statistics, and nutrition and dietetics.

Governor Zullum, according to Isa, urged the students to exert themselves to validate the government’s support.

Isa praised the Zulum administration’s unwavering commitment to educational growth and announced that assistance would last for the duration of their academic career.

He highlighted that the state’s commitment to helping students from low-income families reach their full potential is consistent with this kind of support.

“Such support is in line with the state’s desire to help students from poor families to attain their full potential in life,” he said.