Friday, April 17, 2015

Senator Jikong's Scholarship Fund: Misaje Mayor Publishes List of Beneficiaries



By Haruna Muhammadou
Misaje Council has published the list of beneficiaries of the scholarship donated by late Senator Jikong Stephen Yeriwa.  22 beneficiaries according to the list have benefitted from the first phase of the program for 2015/2016 academic year.  Talking to this reporter on phone, the mayor of Misaje council Sammy Mbgata debunked newspaper reports that the funds were mismanaged. Harping on why it took the council more than 6 months to get to beneficiaries, Mayor Sammy said that program had to pass through a council deliberation before implementation. According to Sammy Mbgata, youths who had expressed the desire to go to teachers training college were endorsed by the councilors. “That is why the council had to take time to identify the beneficiaries in order to help them register for the entrance examination into GTTC Nkambe,” he added. He also added that the fund is boosting the scholarship scheme earlier setup by Minister Fuh Calistus to build up the weak human resource of the sub Division. Successful candidates, he concluded will also benefit from the second phase in the form of school fees. See attached list below.


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