Governor Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe State has offered scholarships to 69 indigenous law graduates to study at the Nigerian Law School.
Speaking during the presentation of the scholarship award letters to the beneficiaries, the governor said that his administration would also provide them with laptop computers and the books they needed to study and succeed.
According to him, the beneficiaries will receive a cumulative package of about N38.4million covering their registration, tuition fees and wardrobe allowance.
“I therefore encourage you to dig in, and to study hard, and to roll up your sleeves. I encourage you to do your best so that one year from now, all of us here in the state will be so proud of you.
“I am very confident you would do Yobe proud, and shine as examples for those behind you who are now pursuing their law degrees here in our state university and in other institutions of learning across the country and the world.
“As you may have noticed, education is one of our administration’s key priorities. A good education is the key to a decent, middle-class life.
“Education is what prepares you for a life of service and equips you with the capacity to contribute to the development of your state and your nation. As someone said, “knowledge is the currency of today’s economy”.
“It is to re-position our education sector that our administration is taking various measures and committing so much resources so that our children in Yobe and our youths and all our people who want a good education can have access to it,” Mr Buni noted.
“We have also split the ministry of education into the ministry of basic and secondary education and the ministry of higher education so that we devote the attention and resources necessary to make each function effectively.
“And we are taking other measures to improve education, including science education through the establishment of STEM Schools,” he said.