ASUU Gives Scholarship To 14 Indigent Students In Sokoto

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From Ankeli Emmanuel ,Sokoto

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto Wednesday gave scholarship to 14 indigent students.

Giving insights into the scholarship, the chairman of UDUS ASUU chapter, Prof. Nuradeen Almustapha, said 2 of the 14 will get the national scholarship of N200,000 each while the remaining 12 will get the UDUS chapter’s own of N50,000 each.  

Addressing beneficiaries of the scholarship, Prof. Faruk Muhammed Tambuwal who represented Prof. Abubakar Sabo, the Sokoto zonal coordinator of ASUU urged the studentsto make  judicious use of the money given to them.  

He said: “Though, the scholarship might not be much however, I am appealing to beneficiaries to ensure that every kobo is used in the best way it can make possitive impact on their lives”. 

While urging students to aways support ASUU, Prof Sabo assured that the union’s struggle was for the good of public institutions and not of any selfish interest as wrongly construed by some. 

On his part, Prof Shehu Tsagem, the deputy dean, students affairs who represented the Dean Students Affairs, Prof Umar Aliyu, urged beneficiaries to be reasonable in using the money for their educational pursuits and not otherwise. 

Lending his voice to the series of advice, the Vice Chancellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Prof Lawal Bilbis, represented by Prof Aminu Muhammed, commended ASUU for sparing something to give scholarship to indegent students out of their little income. 

Continuing, Prof Bilbis said the proposed  students loan by the Federal Government was simply a ploy to further enrich few individuals, adding that rather than a loan, the government should rather consider students’ grants as best option.

“ASUU is the only union in Nigeria that stands for students interest. When we were against the plans by the Federal Government to increase fees in public institutions, many felt we were been selfish, but now most parents are begining to see the reality.

“Parents are now finding it difficult to send their wards back to school because of harsh economic realities”. 

Expressing appreciations to ASUU, both Isa Abdulrashid and James Glory Jumoke of Radiography and  Socialogy departments who got the national scholarship of N200,000 each said they lacked words to describe how grateful they wee. 

Among those who got the UDUS chapter of the N50,000 scholarship each were Usman Aliyu Khalid, Abdullahi  Laila, Mohammed Shehu Dogon Daji, Abdulrahaman Opeyemi and Mariam Auwal.  

Others are Aliyu Kware, Fatima Sani Ibrahim, 

Solomon Moses, Shafiyu Abdulaziz and Hussaini Zaitun. 

In his goodwill message, the State chairman of NLC, Comrade Salisu Husaini Hamisu, who assured that the NLC will strive to emulate the gesture, also appealed to beneficiaries to always remember that what they got is a seed that should propel them to also invest in the lives of others in due course.

Responding to the gesture onybehaf of benefiting students’ UDUS Student Union Government (SUG) president, Comrade, Abdullahi Sanusi commended ASUU for always having the internet of the masses at heart. 

In a vote of thanks, Dr Sadiq Adina, the UDUS ASUU Secretary said they followed a laid down measure to select the beneficiaries.  

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