It was learnt that the students would study medical sciences, engineering, applied and natural sciences in Malaysia, Ghana, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Egypt and Uganda.
According to the governor, the aim of the 2014/2015 Overseas Scholarship Awards was aimed at improving the human capital to accelerate socio-economic development of the state.
It was gathered that the candidates were selected after a thorough screening exercise with all the 23 local government areas equitably represented.
“There are 22 PhD, 77 MSc and 26 MBBS candidates selected to pursue their respective programmes in countries such as Malaysia, Ghana, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Egypt and Uganda.”
So far, the administration has spent N1.4billion on internal and external scholarships since it assumed office on December 16, 2012 in addition to a recent approval for the disbursement of N119, 992,692.00 as scholarships to new students.