Bauchi State Government has mandated its Ministry of Education to oversee the process of scholarship award that is carried out by the Scholarship Board.
It has also mandated the Ministry to verify applicants’ records and submit the list of the awardees to the Secretary to the State Government within the shortest possible time.
The Ministry has discovered that the matriculation number of students was not collected in the application they made in the portal a few weeks ago, saying that without the application number, it will be difficult for institutions to separate the genuine from fake students.
To this end, all Bauchi State students who recently applied for scholarships have been advised to update their applications by adding their matriculation number using the official link as the portal will be closed on Thursday 2 December 2021 at 12 pm within the next four days.
No payment will be made to any student that has not provided his/her matriculation number on the form.
A statement by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Suleiman Madara said the old method of physical verification will not take place as the Ministry of education has been mandated to verify students’ records online through their institutions.