Board re-jigs Abia scholarship programme
Chairman, Abia State Scholarship Board, Empire Kanu has disclosed that while over fifty beneficiaries of the state government’s scholarship scheme are currently studying in Abia, Australian and Indian Universities, another batch of 55 whose visas are being processed, are due to commence studies in Australian and Indian Universities in August.
Kanu spoke during an interaction where he was giving updates on his board’s mandate activities, citing the global pandemic that affected both local and international activities as the major challenge. He further disclosed that the second batch of scholarship applications in Indian and Australian schools would commence in July/August 2021 while the local ones for the secondary school category would commence in September.
He also said the state governor has directed the board to pay bursaries to all Abia state indigenes in Nigerian Law schools.
According to the board secretary, Chukwuka Daniel, the board partners with five Australia universities, Flinders University, University of New England, James Cook University, Torrens University and Kaplan Business University and two Indian Universities, Sri-Sai University and University of Technology.
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