Sandamu LG in Katsina disburses N1.5m scholarship to indigent students
Sandamu Local Government Area of Katsina state have disbursed no less than N1.5million as scholarship to indigent students studying in tertiary institutions across the country, Katsina Post learnt.
The LGA Chairman, Alhaji Sani Jarkuka made this known to newsmen in Sandamu on Saturday.
Mr. Jarkuka said no fewer than 125 students were benefiting from the programme adding that the gesture was aimed at encouraging youths especially the less privileged to get educated and become useful to the society.
The chairman said the beneficiaries were selected across the 10 wards of the LGA.
“We will soon expand the scheme to accommodate additional students,“he said.
He also said the LGA has established literacy classes to teach Islamic and Western education to adults who were not opportune to acquire formal education in the area.
The LGA recently rehabilitated 23 boreholes as part of effort to boost water supply and improve hygiene in the area.