Kano Agro Pastoral Project Offers N128. 25m Scholarships to Students

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Kano state Agro Pastoral Project, KSADP, has disbursed one hundred and twenty-eight million, two hundred and fifty thousand Naira worth of scholarships to 115 indigenes of Kano state.

The State Project Coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Garba who revealed this during the flag off of the disbursement, said the scholarship is strictly for students of agricultural extension and livestock-related courses.

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The project, funded by the Islamic Development Bank, the Lives and Livelihood Funds and the Kano state government, is supporting five PhD students, 10, Msc students, 50 Ordinary National Diploma and 50 Higher National Diploma students from the Kano, in milk processing, livestock, crop management and extension at Bayero University, Kano, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, as well as polytechnics and colleges of agriculture
“This intervention is the first of its kind by any project in Kano and is aimed at supporting students from low-come families, who want to pursue their education in agricultural extension and livestock development, in view of its importance to food security and national development.”

Besides the scholarship, Ibrahim disclosed that the project has approved funds for the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture and to provide technical assistance to the beneficiaries.

He explained that the 115 beneficiaries were selected from 1,250 applicants, adding that the amount for each student covers, tuition fees, upkeep, cost of study materials