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22 Nigerian varsities get N5b grant

By Saheed Ibrahim

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In a bid to support the government in funding education towards development, 22 tertiary institutions in Nigeria have been awarded N5.5 billion grant by the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa initiative.

In a statement, the Social Development Specialist of ASR Africa, Edidiong Idang, said each institution got N250 million under the ASR Africa Tertiary Education Grant Scheme.

ASR Africa, an initiation of the African Industrialist and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, is aimed to provide solutions to developmental issues affecting health, education, and social development within Africa through its annual $100 million Africa Fund for Sustainable Development and Renewal.

Idang said the idea would further partner with governments and private sector institutions in Nigeria and Africa to support education.

“We believe that Africans need to rise to provide solutions to African problems. We focus our intervention in Africa on infrastructure development, equipping facilities, and capacity building for researchers, healthcare practitioners, and community-level service providers.

“We also support the efforts of various Governments in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa across our three thematic areas. The Initiative provides technical and financial resources to partners,” she said.

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