A House of Representatives member for Katagum federal constituency of Bauchi state, Honorable Umar Abdulkadir Sarki has released about N1.6 million under the Farar Tafiya Foundation for the sponsorship and registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to 300 students in his constituency.
The Secretary of the foundation, Mr. Salahuddin Yakubu Gwani who disclosed this in a press statement on Friday in Bauchi said that the philanthropic gesture was aimed at encouraging students from poor background to further their studies.
Gwani while maintaining that the right to quality education is a fundamental right of every Nigerian said, “it is high time every individual in the constituency embrace education for societal growth and development”.
He said that the intervention is also aimed at fulfilling Umar Sarki’s campaign promises.
The Secretary however, advised the beneficiaries to make careful selection of the courses they would like to study and be committed to their studies when given the admission.
Recalled that the member had in January 1st launched an education intervention program for Students of the area in tertiary educational institutions.
The programme tagged “FARAR TAFIYA EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM” aim to provide financial support to the less previleged students within the Katagum Federal constituency.
Speaking at the formal inauguration of the programme , Sarki observed that such initiative is very much needed in the society, bearing in mind the present state of the country’s economy.
This according to him was what informed his decision to roll out the programme as a means of improving the lives of people in Katagum constituency.
He said students of Higher Islamic studies would also receive equal educational intervention soon.