Bauchi lawmaker disburses N20m scholarship to 700 undergraduates
Group photograph of the beneficiaries of the scholarship support
By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
No fewer than 700 undergraduates in Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency of Bauchi State have been supported with various sums totalling N20m as educational scholarship to support their academic pursuit.
The gesture was by the Member representing Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency Hon Mansur Manu Soro who disbursed the sum to the benefitting students.
While speaking during the distribution of the Education Grant to Students at the Bauchi State University, Gadau, Yuli Campus, Bauchi, Mansur Manu Soro explained that widespread hardship facing the students in raising tuition fees especially at the time when Universities and Colleges are jerking up their fees to an all time high was responsible for the support.
Represented by Member representing Ganjuwa West in the State House of Assembly, Hon Garba Adamu, Mansur Manu Soro said that education remains the critical tool that emancipate nations from the shackles of slavery and the vicious cycle of illiteracy, poverty, unemployment and diseases.
According to him, “This grants is given to encourage access to education by our younger ones through legislative intervention.This is the third year we are facilitating this intervention but I felt we are not doing enough. Hence my resolve to explore the possibility of introducing Darazo/Ganjuwa Educational Endowment Funds in 2024,”
In his remarks, Member representing Ganjuwa West in the State House of Assembly Hon Dayyabu Ladan who chaired the selection Committee charged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the grants to actualise their academic goals.
He assured the beneficiaries that they shall begin to receive notifications of credit payments into their various accounts within the shortest time.
Some of the benefitting students commended the gesture saying that it will go a long way in alleviating their hardship following the astronomical increase in tuition and other fees.