FCTA To Ensure Prompt Disbursement Of Scholarship

By: Sunday Shekwonya

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration will ensure prompt disbursement of scholarships to the indigent and deserving students across the Federal Capital Territory.

The FCT Secretary for Education, Dr. Danlami Hayyo, gave the assurance, while receiving the officials of the Abuja Indigenous Students’ Association (AISA), that paid him a visit in his office, No1, Kapital Street, Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.

Hayyo said that the delay on this year disbursement of funds to the eligible students is as a result of the change in government.

His words: “The current Administration has taken proactive steps to address this issue of delay of disbursement and very soon, it will be resolved accordingly.”

He, however, gave an assurance to personally follow up on the matter through the Minister of FCT, Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, to fasten the scholarship disbursement process.

The Secretary promised to demonstrate his commitment to resolving the challenges that the FCT students are presently facing.

Meanwhile, the Director, FCT Scholarship Board, Mrs. Hannah Peter David, also spoke at the occasion assured AISA EXCO of her maximum support.

She reiterated that the Board will do everything within its powers to ensure that FCT students receive their well deserved scholarship payments.

Speaking earlier, the President of AISA,
Comr. Muhammad Nasir Abaji, disclosed that the delay of disbursement of funds is unusual, compare to previous years, since the establishment of the Board.

According to him, “the disbursement is usually done every December, but this year, and lamented that the 2024 has taken too long.

The President said that the students have all resumed to their respective schools without receiving their payment from the Board and therefore, urged the Secretary to assist.

He added that, a lot of students that fully rely on the scholarship, especially the students schooling abroad are finding it difficult to return to their respective schools.

Abaji pleaded with the Secretary to use his position to assist the beneficiaries.