Abdulkarim Umar Kaura
The Zamfara state government under the leadership of governor Matawalle has sponsored 200 qualified indigent students drawn from the 14 local government areas in the State to study different courses outside the country, such as engineering, medicine, pharmacy, and paramedical courses, in Cyprus, India, Sudan and China.
In a related development within 100 days in office governor Matawalle paid N300,000,000,.00 out of the N 1,200,000,000. Owed to WAEC. In addition 2020 WAEC and NECO were fully paid for the final year secondary school students.
The government has released counterparts funds to the universal basic education board which made it possible Zamfara to draw matching grants for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to tune of N 5.5 billion naira.
According to him Sahara reporter, report that the leadership of National Union of Zamfara State students ( NUZAMSS) had on Wednesday stormed the state government house to register their anger against Matawalle failure to pay for their scholarships
The statement signed by the boar public relations officer Suleiman Sani Danbarauka said that, the general public should note that the protesters indicated clearly that for the past eight years bursaries were not paid.
He said Governor Matawalle approved the verification committee in February 2020, but due to the Covid -19 pandemic lockdown and ASUU strike the committee didn’t conduct the physical verification as a result of all colleges, and universities were closed.
The under the leadership of governor Matawalle are remain committed to the welfare of the indigenes students through government scholarship / payment of bursaries he approved the verification committee for the screaming of the students studying at various higher institution in Nigeria, and an online portal was launched in mach 20209 were 26,777 students applied online and will be verified soon.