Education: AMAC Chairman awards N28.7m scholarships to students

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The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) gave scholarship worth N28.7 1,000 from the area council, including those studying various tertiary institutions across the country.

The Chairman, AMAC, Mr Abdullahi Candido, while presenting the scholarship the at the council secretariat, Abuja, said the awrads were for the 2021 academic session.

Candido awarded scholarships some pupils some within the council, who participated a quiz competition earlier this year.

According to the chairman, the scholarship awards were part of his administration’s commitment to education and encourage to excel.

“What is paramount to us is to pay adequate attention to the education of our . The little we are giving you is to also complement what your parents are doing.

“Even if your parents do have money to send you to , please learn some skills so you can make money to send yourself to ,” he said.

Earlier, the Head of Education Department, AMAC, Dr Sheriff Amjnu, noted eligible were selected from the 12 wards of the council and the application forms were given free.

He added , of the 1,400 applications received, 1,000 candidates were found eligible and selected for the scholarship awards.

his remarks, Mr Abdulazeez Abdullahi, President, Abuja Indigenous Students’ Association (AISA), appreciated the chairman for the kind gesture.

He that the students their part would continue to remain good ambassadors of the council anywhere they found themselves.

of the , Mr Ayuba Ishaya, an MSc student, thanked the chairman for his scholarship, stressing that would go a long way in helping his academic pursuit.