|The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu|
The Federal Ministry of Education in its 2018 budget has set aside over N73m scholarship for 3,700 students in tertiary institutions.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has reportedly set aside over N73m for the award of scholarship to 3,700 students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria in 2018.
According to Punch, another set of over 200 students will be awarded to study in foreign countries that have the Bilateral Education Agreement with Nigeria.
This is stated in the breakdown of the 2018 budget of the Federal Ministry of Education.
The budget reads,
FG makes N1.6bn available for students abroad
Earlier, it was reported that the FG had made 1.6bn available to provide for under the Bilateral Education Agreement. The students are said to be studying in 11 countries.
Meanwhile, some of the students have reportedly said that the Federal Government has not paid their tuition and allowances. This situation has therefore forced them to survive on menial jobs.