No fewer than 300 indigent students from villages in Niger-East senatorial district of Niger state whose parents cannot afford their university education are to benefit from scholarship programme of Senator David Umaru, representing the zone at the National Assembly.
The programme is being embarked upon through his Centre for Development Initiative, as part of efforts to tackle the education deficiency in his constituency. Project manager of David Umaru Centre for Development Initiative, SDUCDI, and head of Niger East constituency office, Minna, Mr. Ahijoh Wallijoh, stated this at the weekend, explaining that the screening and selection examination have been conducted to pick the beneficiaries.
He said, although 1,008 candidates were scheduled for the aptitude test, 1,070 students turned up for the examination that was conducted simultaneously across the nine local governments that make up the senatorial district.According to him, 193 students sat for the exercise in Shiroro Local Government instead of 122 earlier expected, while 121 candidates turned up in Chanchanga Local Government instead of 112.
The project manager said that the best three candidates from the 99 wards of the senatorial district will be prepared for next JAMB, adding that “Distinguished Senator David Umaru will then sponsor all of them that get admission to read various courses of their interests.”