Wike Awards Scholarship To 13,964 Students 24/04/2024

The authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), have flagged-off scholarship scheme for the 2022/2023 award session to the indigenous and indigents students of the Federal Capital Territory studying in Nigeria and foreign institutions.

The FCT Minister, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, who flagged-off the exercise, was represented by the Chief of Staff, to the FCT Minister, Mr. Chidi Amadi at Government Secondary School, Zone 3, Wuse I District, Abuja, Wednesday.

Wike said that the flag-off is part of the ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ of Mr. President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He said that the FCT Administration Will continue to prioritize the education sub-sector to enable it meet with the global standard.

The Minister warned the management of the Scholarship Board to always ensure appropriate disbursement of scholarship funds to qualified beneficiaries without segregation; adding that there should be no favoritism, tribalism and/or beneficence.

Also, speaking during an event, the FCT Education Secretary, Dr. Danlami Hayyo, disclosed that the FCT Minister has given an approval of over N24 Billion to the FCT Education Secretariat to work towards the elevation of the standard of education that can effectively compete with others internationally.

Hayyo, also revealed that the Minister had earlier approved the sum of N300,000,000 as a budget for the 2022/2023 scholarship award to the indigenous and indigents students of the FCT studying in Nigeria and abroad.

Speaking earlier, the Director and Secretary of the FCT Scholarship Board, Mrs. Hannah David, said the Board will continue to discharge its primary responsibility of providing the education assistance to the indigenous and indigents pupils and students of FCT across all levels of education in the country and beyond.

David revealed that in line with her Mission and Mandate, the Board since inception in 2010, has supported the education of over 115,000 FCT indigenous and indigents pupils and students; some of whom are now working in various fields of human endeavours.

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