BIRNIN KEBBI – The Kebbi State Government said on Wednesday that it would
distribute 4,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms
worth N16 million free to students.
Alhaji Murtala Bawa, the Executive Secretary, State Scholarship Board, told
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi that the forms would be
distributed through the six zonal education inspectorate offices.
Bawa said that students who finished secondary school between 2010 and
2013, and who have a minimum of five credits, including English and
Mathematics, would be the major beneficiaries of the scheme.
He said that the zonal inspectors would identify five best students from
each secondary school in their respective zones and provide them with the
The scribe said that the board had already communicated to the respective
tertiary institutions in the catchment areas for the admission of indigenes
of the state.
Bawa said the issuance of the forms was increased from 2,000 to 4,000 as
part of efforts to encourage indigent students to get admission.
Besides, he said, the beneficiaries would be offered scholarship on
The secretary also revealed that the board would soon commence interviewing
students for sponsorship to study medical health sciences in Egypt.
Bawa said that the state had earmarked 50 slots for students of medical
health sciences in the state for foreign studies.
“We are awaiting executive approval for the sponsorship,” he said. (NAN)