Over 300 indigent students across public tertiary institutions in Nigeria will be beneficiaries of the 2023 Cross River State Tertiary Education Scholarship Award.
The Director General of the Cross River Scholarship Board, Nuela Anyin during an interview with Voice of Nigeria in Calabar, the capital of the southern Nigerian State, said that the staff resumed as early as 8 o’clock in the morning to commence the process for the award.
According to Anyin, after the Christmas and New Year holidays, which spanned more than one week, the board decided to hit the ground running to fast-track the processing of already submitted applications and distribute new forms to those interested to apply.
“We have a task because the governor has directed that we give out forms for scholarships. So the processes for the award of scholarships have started though it is only for those within the shores of Nigeria.
“Everybody is back to work and the students are pouring in to collect the forms. For us, it is all work, work and more work,” Anyin stressed.
On the category of student beneficiaries, Anyin stated that the governor directed that the award of scholarships be open to indigent students from Cross River State in any field of study not restricted to science and technology, medicine or engineering.
“The governor is an open-minded person and does not love to discriminate. He is interested in assisting indigent students from Cross River State in tertiary institutions. He has the goodwill for students and not pre-empting the governor, as a board, we are hoping 350 students would be beneficiaries,” she added.