The Taraba State government has breezed a new lease of life into the state’s scholarship board and will soon resume disbursement of bursary awards.
This follows the release of the sum of N 50 million by the Executive Governor of the state Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, for immediate disbursement to deserving indigenes, who are studying in various tertiary institutions across the
To create an enabling environment for the seamless performance of its functions, the governor also directed the immediate and comprehensive renovation of the board’s office complex to give it a befitting outlook.
In compliance with the directive, the board has constituted three implementation committees to take charge of the three senatorial districts.
These committees were already working with various students’ union bodies from the state in all the concerned institutions to generate data of targeted beneficiaries in the efforts to commence payments of
The board under the chairmanship of Alhaji Hassan Bappa, was leaving no stone unturned in the bid to execute the directive so as enable timely disbursement of funds to assist the students cushion some of the challenges they encounter in school.
The action of the governor was coming on the heels of the promise he made to the youth of the state that it was now time for him to extend to them the dividend of democracy for the continuous support and loyalty he has enjoyed from them since
assumption of office.
He had equally pledged to sustain the programme, most especially, now that the economy was biting harder than ever before.
The Governor promised the continual release of funds for the award of scholarships and reprimanded the students to make him and the state proud in their respective fields of study.