The Kaduna State government will review upward the current scholarship allowance being paid to higher school students across the country, Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Dr Shehu Usman Adamu, has said.
Adamu explained that the current N15, 000 and N9, 000 being paid to science and arts students respectively as scholarship, could not meet the current economic realities in the country.
According to him, the amount is too small to make any impact on the students, but the upward review will take into cognisance the current economic realities for the students to feel the impact.
“The free feeding interventions in primary schools, the free uniforms project for secondary schools, the ongoing renovation in all public schools are all to ensure quality education delivery.
“Now, government is considering increasing scholarship stipends to its students in tertiary institutions across the country so as to carry all students along,“ he added.