The Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PSSSID) has recommended 102 persons for President Goodluck Jonathan’s approval for the award of foreign scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic session.

The Chairman of PSSSID‎ and Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie, made the recommendation to the president during a meeting yesterday.

A total of N1.7 billion was released to the National Universities Commission to fund the first edition of the scheme.

This, he explained, was made up of N1.09 billion from the Petroleum Development Trust Fund and N602.4 million from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

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