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FG resuscitates scholarship awards

By Aliyu Dangida

DUTSE — THE Federal Government has approved the resuscitation of the Federal Government scholarship awards to students in Nigerian tertiary institutions as it pledged to revive other scholarship schemes in due course, the Minister of Education, Dr. Sam Ominyi Egwu,  has said.

Speaking at the 22nd Annual Coordinating Committee Meeting of Secretaries of Federal and States Scholarship Boards in Dutse, Egwu explained that the Federal Government had equally implemented the Reciprocal Bilateral Education Agreement, BEA, and the Common Wealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan Award Programmes, adding that government is not oblivious of its responsibility in honouring international education agreements and obligations.

The Minister who was represented by Mrs Wura A. Kalejaiye, a Zonal Director of the Federal Scholarship Board said the ministry had the responsibility of developing and sustaining human capital necessary for Nigeria to achieve vision 20:2020.


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