14 February 2013

Nigeria: FCT Scholarship Board Partners Traditional Chiefs

The FCT Scholarship Board on Monday paid a working visit to three graded chiefs in Garki, Karu and Karshi, all in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), to intimate them on the activities of the board.

Director, FCT Scholarship Board, Emcy Gayus Hamman, who led the team, said the mandate of the board is to serve as a veritable platform for the provision of educational assistance to indigenous and indigent pupils and students of the FCT. Hamman said the assistance are mainly in form of scholarship to pupils and students at all levels of educational institutions to enable them acquire pertinent knowledge for sustainable development.

In his address, Emir of Karshi, Alhaji Ismaila Danladi Mohammed, commended the delegation and stressed on the importance of the scholarship scheme which, according to him, other non-indigenes of Abuja are taking advantage of from their respective states. He said many parents within his locality are unable to send their children and wards to schools because of financial constraint.

"This has resulted in many youths loitering the town in search of non-existing jobs," the monarch noted.

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