About 63 students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, have been announced as beneficiaries of the Federal Government scholarship, aimed at ensuring that they complete their academic program.
The institution’s vice-chancellor, Professor Muhammadu Ahmad AbdulAzeez, who received the scholarship award letters on behalf of the students, in his office at the Gubi Campus, commended the Federal Ministry of Education for the gesture, saying it would greatly help indigent students who make the list.
He assured them that the university would organize an orientation seminar for the beneficiaries on how best to utilize the money given to them.
The Director/Secretary of Scholarship Board, Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs. Ndajiwo Asta Hamma Joda, represented by an executive officer of the ministry, Mallam Chiroma Mohammed, explained that the scholarship award was won by 70 ATBU students in a competition, after writing a computer-based examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) in 2018.
The ATBU awardees comprised of undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students.