Jigawa’s Umar Namadi-led government has approved a 100 percent increase in scholarship payments for underprivileged students in the state.
According to NAN, Sagir Musa, the commissioner for information, said in a statement on Thursday that the increase is intended to cover tuition costs and maintenance allowances.
According to the commissioner, the transportation allowance has also been doubled to 150%.
“The council has also approved the commencement of the implementation of the bursary payment in the forthcoming session in November 2023,” he added.
Musa stated that the council approved the deployment of 1,973 graduates from the state ministries of basic and secondary education to various schools throughout the state.
He stated that this equates to a monthly wage cost of N212.315 million.
The commissioner stated that the council has approved the full-time employment of 3,000 National Certificate of Education (NCE) holders through the state’s J-Teach program.
This, he explained, equates to a monthly compensation of N161.964 million.
According to the commissioner, the teach program is a state government initiative in which university and NCE graduates are hired on a temporary basis to teach in schools across the state.