Cross River state Government begins scholarship award to 350 lucky beneficiaries at tertiary level
Cross River state Government begins scholarship award to 350 lucky beneficiaries at tertiary level, The Director General of the Cross River Scholarship Board, Ms. Nuela Anyin during an interview with Voice of Nigeria in Calabar.
The Director General of the Cross River Scholarship Board, Ms. 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.
She said, “Before workers proceeded on the holiday, they were happy because of what the governor, Professor Ben Ayade did for the staff. The workers were paid two months’ salaries and the board also celebrated by distributing Christmas packages to the staff in the spirit of the holiday.
“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. So, 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