The governor Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has directed the selection of 700 Yobe indigenes for foreign scholarship awards to study undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Europe and Asia.
The Executive Secretary of the Yobe State Scholarship Board, Musa Mustapha, said the board has already begun the sale of application form for the intending students.
According to him, 500 students will be selected for undergraduate students, while 100 each for masters and Ph.D studies in various universities in Turkey, China and Tajikistan.
Mr Mustapha said applicants interested in undergraduate, masters or Ph.D studies in Medicine, Para Medicine, Engineering, Computer Science/Programming, Agricultural Science, Social/Management Sciences and Education are encouraged to apply.
The Executive Secretary said for undergraduate scholarship, applicants must possess a minimum of five credits, including Mathematics and English.
He said the scholarship award is a component in the governor’s “State of Emergency on Education” policy launched at the inception of his administration on May 29, 2019.