The deputy director of the FCT scholarship board, Mr. Adagasu Dauda Benjamin, has said 228 indigenous students in Kwali Area Council will receive scholarship disbursement this year.
Benjamin stated this when he led members of the FCT scholarship board and executives of the Abuja Indigenous Students Association (AISA), to present a letter of scholarship for the successful students to the chairman of Kwali Area Council, Mr. Joseph K. Shazin, in his office on Tuesday.
He said the 228 students were the successful candidates who are studying at various tertiary institutions across the country and abroad.
He said disbursement of the scholarship would cut across all the six area councils.
The council chairman, Mr. Shazin, thanked the FCT scholarship board for accommodating 228 indigenous students of the council in the scheme, saying that the scholarship support would reduce the burden on parents in the area.
“I also want to inform the FCT scholarship board that we at the council have not rested on our oars in seeing that education, especially that of the girl-child is given the priority attention it deserves,” he said