Management of Newgate College of Health Technology, Minna, has awarded scholarship to 40 students from poor families admitted to study various courses in the institution, the Executive Director of the college, Hassan Nuhu, has said.
Nuhu stated this yesterday in Minna while speaking with Blueprint, adding that the scholarship programme covered all tuition fees throughout the years of their studies.
He said the scholarship programme was named after his mother, ‘Maidakuwa,’ adding that was part of the college corporate responsibility to the society especially the host communities.
He explained that beneficiaries were selected by traditional rulers from amongst brilliant but poor students whose parents could not afford to finance their studies in tertiary institution
He explained that other students who have excelled in their academic performances were also granted scholarship.
Nuhu said the institution which is the only private health tertiary institution in the state was proud of touching the lives of less privileged persons in the communities of Niger state, adding that “this is our modest contribution to the development of our people.”
He said the college was set to bridge the deficit in man power in the health sector of the state, adding that over 400 students “will soon graduate in National Diploma,” while 30 others would graduate in Higher National Diploma.
He said the NBTE has accredited seven programs of the college including environmental health, health information management, nutrition and dietetics, medical laboratory technology and health education and promotion.