The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has promised postgraduate (Masters and PhD) study scholarships to all First Class Graduates from Ebonyi State.
He made this known on Wednesday, during a meeting which held between the State Exco members and the young graduates at the Government House, Abakaliki.
Speaking on the need to invest in human capital development within the State, Governor Umahi noted that every drive towards socio-economic advancement must feature adequate harnessing of the society’s best brains. He, therefore, observed that the decision is hoped to encourage excellence across all levels of education within Ebonyi State.
Revealing that starting from August, 2019, each of the beneficiaries will be entitled to a monthly living wage of NGN20,000, the Governor also promised to engage the First Class graduates in the different Science Schools across the State. This, he underscored, would ripple into the reproduction of more excellent Students from Ebonyi State.
In their remarks, the Scholarship beneficiaries thanked the Governor for his kind gesture while pledging to make adequate use of the opportunity.
Earlier in the meeting, the newly appointed 22 aides to the State Governor were sworn into office.