Zulum’s Scholarship: FGGC Monguno enrolls 800 Out-of-school Girls

…..as Gov pays N37m school fees, N48m for uniforms, books, mattress, others

The Federal Government Girls College, Monguno currently operating in Maiduguri on Thursday enrolled 800 out of school girls whose admission was facilitated by Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, before approving full scholarship for them.

The 800 vulnerable girls were drawn from 16 local government areas of the state, most of which are from high risk communities, where access to education have been denied by the ongoing insurgency.

The girls were formally welcomed to FGGC Monguno at a ceremony which had Zulum represented by Maina Yaumi, Executive Secretary of Borno State Education Trust Fund.

Mr Yaumi, called on the students to be dedicated, committed and law abiding and urged them to study hard as government is ready to put all their bills untill graduation.

He added that for first term, the Governor has approved the total sum of N79m for school fees, uniforms, books, mattresses, bags, sandals and other daily needs. Also, in few weeks time, another sum of N80.2m would be paid to the school to cover their second and third term tuition fees.

He further assured the people that Governor Zulum is committment towards increaing access to school and uplifting the standard of education in the state.

In her remarks, the principal of the School Aisha Umar Isa Saeed, appreciated the efforts of Governor Zulum and thanked him for providing them with one of the Mega Schools within Maiduguri as their temporary site.

The representative of the Governor Commissioned the school library, which was furnished by the Old Girls Association of the School.

Agwatyap Pays Condolence Visit to Comrade Silas Adamu’s Residence

The paramount ruler of Atyapland, His Royal Highness, Dr. Dominic Yahaya shed tears as he visited the residence of Comrade Silas Adamu at Sabo GRA on Thursday to commiserate with family members over his demise alongside wife and daughter in a ghastly auto accident along Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Monday.

The Agwatyap was at the residence, accompanied by several top chiefs of Atyapland.

The traditional ruler said that Atyapland has lost an illustrious son, who made a lot of sacrifices in his quest for development, peace and progress in his ancestral home.

Dr. Dominic counseled the children of the deceased to always be united and accept the occurrence in good faith, in spite of the pains they may be going through.

He prayed for God to.grant eternal rest to the departed souls.