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According to Punch, another set of over 200 students will be awarded scholarships to study in foreign countries that have the Bilateral Education Agreement with Nigeria.
This is stated in the breakdown of the 2018 budget of the Federal Ministry of Education.
The budget reads, “Logistics and scholarship allowances for fresh 2018 Federal Government scholarship award to Nigerian students; award of 3,700 scholarships for year 2018 to Universities, polytechnics, monotechnics, colleges of education and postgraduate students in Nigerian public tertiary institutions put at N73,169,907.
“The award and conduct of fresh 272 scholarships to Nigerians to study in countries that have Bilateral Education Agreement with Nigeria put at N13,000,000. The implementation of 2018/2019 International Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship plan, actions and activities put at N25,000,000.”