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At Last, NDDC Pays Tuition Fees Of Protesting Scholarship Students




NDDC finally pays tuition fees of students on its scholarship scheme

Following months of criticisms by students on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) scholarship scheme, the commission has now paid $5,901,000 to 197 students.

Recall that not too long ago, several students sent abroad by the commission to study had complained that they had been left stranded as the commission has failed to fulfill its promise to pay their tuition fees as well as give them some allowances.

The students staged a protest that got the attention of President Buhari who ordered the payment of the students’ fees.

Respite recently came their way; as their fees were recently paid; while fees of others are currently being processed.

Confirming the payment, Director of Corporate Affairs, NDDC, Charles Odili, during an interview said $5.901m have now been paid to 197 scholarship students. Odili said among the 197 beneficiaries were 12 Ph.D students from 2016 and 13 Ph.D. students from 2019, totaling 43, who got $30,000 each,  amounting to $1,290,000.

Odili said 154 MSC beneficiaries of 2019 were paid $30,000 each, amounting to $4, 420,000, bringing the grand total to $5,910,000. He gave the description of 94 beneficiaries of 2018 still awaiting payment as 40 PHD and 54 MSC.


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