The Nura Manu Soro foundation belonging to Bauchi philanthropist and businessman, Alhaji Nura Manu, has announced that it earmarked the sum of N100 million for payment of scholarship and other education intervention programmes in the state.
Chairman of the foundation, Alhaji Nura Manu announced this Sunday while presenting an Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria 2017 graduate who emerged best law graduating student who was supported by him five years ago with a payment for JAMB form.
Manu explained that the scholarship which is purely for tuition fees is meant for students that secured admissions into tertiary institutions but cannot pay registration fees.
“Both applications, selections and verification will be carried out through a local committee. At the tertiary level, it includes students, religious leaders and a representative from students’ affairs office while at the basic education level it is made up of headmaster, PTA chairman and the child’s parent.
The foundation chairman, who stated that his decision to come up with the intervention was in consideration of the decay and absolute neglect of the education sector, added that the foundation is open for partnership and further funding from government and private individuals.
He said the foundation is equipped with competent professionals with track records from the education world and are expected to handle the continuous implementation of the framework to meet up the goals, values and aspirations of the foundation.