Determined to ensure that Gombe State comes top in education in the country, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has approved the sum of N415million for the payment of allowances of Gombe State University staff, purchase and distribution of JAMB-UTME-E-Pin for 2018 examination and payment of scholarship to Gombe State students in over 70 tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Malam Isa Muhammad Wade, who disclosed this, explained that the Governor ordered the immediate release of the funds to clear the staff allowances and ensure that the JAMB-UTME forms were distributed accordingly.
The Commissioner added that the Governor’s gesture, “is geared towards ensuring dedication and commitment to academic work, to enhance motivation.”
He also remarked that out of the sum, N300million would go to settling arrears of allowances of staff of Gombe State University, while N15milion is to cover the cost of purchase and distribution of JAMB-UTME, E-Pin, for 2018 Examination across the State.
Muhammad Wade also explained that N100million is for the payment of scholarship to students in over 70 tertiary institutions in Nigeria.