Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Scholarship Board to Begin Applicants' Screening Today

FCT Scholarship Board will today begin the screening of indigenous students in tertiary institution for the 2011/2012 scholarship award.

The screening exercise will end on Saturday, while indigeneous students undergoing basic as well as post basic education courses will be screened from July 2 to 7.

A statement signed by the board's Public Relations Officer, Malam Aliyu Umar, warned that the exercise is only meant for indigenous pupils and students of the FCT.

He listed documents to be provided by applicants for the exercise as the school's admission letter, identity card, receipt of last payment of fees, indigene letter as well as academic certificates.

Aliyu further stated that the scholarship award also covers basic and post basic education, which he said includes primary schools, junior as well as senior secondary schools, post literacy schools, vocational enterprise institutions, girl-child education, women education and schools for the physically challenged. Others are tertiary institutions both in Nigeria and overseas.

It will be recalled that the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed approved the disbursement of N254m as scholarship award (education assistance) to pupils and students of the FCT for the 2010/2011 academic session.

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