By Muhammadu Sabiu
Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa State has given the green light to cover the registration fees for undergraduate students hailing from the state.
These include students who are pursuing various courses at prestigious institutions such as Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Kano State University of Technology (KUST), and the University of Maiduguri.
With a substantial amount of One Hundred and Sixty-Seven Million Twenty-Four Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira (N167,024,950.00) allocated for this purpose, the decision reflects the current administration’s commitment to alleviating the financial strain on families with limited income.
As university registration fees continue to rise, this initiative aims to ensure that education remains accessible and inclusive.
The Jigawa State Council has gone a step further by approving a revision of the bursary scholarship for local Jigawa State students.
Effective immediately, the bursary payment will now be disbursed at the onset of each academic session.
Recall that Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, recently made a similar gesture in the face of the current economic quagmire by allocating over N700 million to cover the tuition costs of students hailing from Kano and studying at Bayero University Kano.