In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, August, 2020

Lastly!! NDDC Pays Tuition Charges Of College students On Its Scholarship Scheme After Protest

Finally!! NDDC Pays Tuition Fees Of Students On Its Scholarship Scheme After Protest

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NDDC Pays Tuition Charges Of College students On Its Scholarship Scheme After Protest


Months after some college students staged a protest following the non-payment of their college charges by the Niger Delta Improvement Fee, NDDC, the NDDC has lastly paid $5,901,000 to 197 college students on its scholarship scheme.

Recall that throughout the investigative listening to carried out by the Home of Representatives on allegations of economic recklessness within the fee, a number of college students despatched overseas by the fee to check, got here out to complain that they’ve been left stranded because the fee has failed to meet its promise to pay their tuition charges in addition to give them some allowances.

The scholars staged a protest that received the eye of President Buhari who ordered the fee of the scholars’ charges.

Properly, respite has come the way in which of the scholars because the charges of a few of them have now been paid whereas charges of others are at present being processed.

Director of Company Affairs, NDDC, Charles Odili, in an interview with Vanguard, stated $5.901m have now been paid to 197 scholarship college students. Odili stated among the many 197 beneficiaries have been 12 Ph.D college students from 2016 and 13 Ph.D. college students from 2019, totaling 43, who received $30,000 every,  amounting to $1,290,000.

Odili stated 154 MSC beneficiaries of 2019 have been paid $30,000 every, amounting to $four, 420,000, bringing the grand whole to $5,910,000. He gave the outline of 94 beneficiaries of 2018 nonetheless awaiting fee as 40 PHD and 54 MSC.

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