Two Hundred and Twenty-Seven students of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) have received indigent scholarship awards of fifty thousand (N50, 000) each for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The indigent scholarship awards are given annually by some philanthropic individuals and organizations. They include Alhaji Sabitu Muhammad Jifatu, CEO Jifatu Enterprises, Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, CEO Azman Air, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), national body and Bayero University, Kano chapter, among others, to enable the less privileged students to pay their registration fees.
This year, eleven million, four hundred thousand Naira (N11.4m) was distributed to the indigent students from 17 faculties of the University, who were carefully selected based on merit by the Board of Trustees of Indigent Scholarship constituted by the University Management.
Faculty of Education has the largest share with 47 students, amounting to N2, 350,000, followed by Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies with 28 students, totalling N1.4m, while faculties of Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences have one student each.