Kano State Scholarships Board, Kano
Abdullahi Bayero Way, Nassarawa, P.M.B. 3105, Kano - Nigeria

Guide for applicants

Beneficiaries
Kano State Scholarships Award is exclusively meant for indigenes of the state whose Parents are, or whose Father is, of Kano State Origin who obtain admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, or in some cases Overseas, without any reference to old age in so far as they fulfill the spelt out conditions and are not under the services of Government or Non-Governmental Organizations.

Without prejudice to above, the Board, at its discretion, may grant award to legally certified applicants.

The Award, however, is neither a Right nor is it Automatic, but a Privilege as the Board reserves the right to change or cancel an award where necessary. In granting the Scholarship Award, income of applicant or that of his Parent(s) is to be taken into consideration in the decision making. However, since funds are not enough, grants must by necessity be restricted.

Eligible Courses
These include all courses of study at the levels of Postgraduate, Undergraduate, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB and University Remedial.

Ineligible Courses
The under listed programmes and/or fields of study does not attract Sponsorship by the Board: -
a) Pre-ND / Introductory Courses
b) Pre-NCE Courses
c) All Part-time / In-service Training
d) Certificate Courses (At All Levels)
e) All Undergraduate Courses in the case of Overseas
f) All Postgraduate Courses tenable in Nigeria

How to Apply
The procedure for application is outlined below: -
a) Purchase a Scratch Card and fill the Application Form on-line.
b) Scan and attach the following Documents:
i) Admission Letter
ii) Birth Certificate / Age Declaration
iii) Primary School Certificate
iv) Last Examination’s Statement of Results
v) Registration Receipt/Bank Teller for the Academic Session
vi) Other Relevant Documents (if any)
vii) Recent Passport Photograph
c) Print copy of the completed Application form, attarch copies of the credentials lisyed in b) above and submit to the board.

Sponsorship Interview:
The arrangement for Sponsorship Interview is usually based in sorting out and distribution of the registered applications to the appropriate Student Officers.

The Deputy Secretary, in liaison with Executive Secretary, draws the Time-table for the interview, which is subject to the approval of the Board.

The final approved copies of the time-table would be reproduced and sent to the affected institutions for information and noting not less than one (1) week before the time.

SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS will also be available on our website for easy and timely access by all applicants.

Main Interview
The Students shall attend the interview/screening with the Original Copies of their Credentials. Students of Diploma, N.C.E. and I.J.M.B. who were Absorbed/Admitted into H.N.D. or Degree Programme do the same procedure as the New Applicants. In the course of the interview, students will either be Recommended or Rejected. However, where an applicant’s identity is doubted, or some vital documents or information are needed before final decision is taken, the matter is left Pending.

Doubtful iIdentity
Where the matter pending relates to proof or investigation of identity, the applicant is required to bring his/her father/guardian and or such a reputable person, indeed or concrete evidence that would prove to the Board that he (the applicant) is a bonafide indigene of the state.

Where necessary, the case may be required to go out on full and concise investigation. A written report should, at the end of the findings, be made upon the recommendations for Board’s ratification.

Payment Of Internal Student Maintenance & Other Allowances:
Sessional Internal Student Maintenance and Other Allowances would be paid to the beneficiaries once in each Academic Year.
Procedure of Payment
It is important to note that before the payment of Internal Student Maintenance and Other Allowances are effected, copies of a well-spelt out payment schedule will available on our website and will also be widely circulated to all the affected sponsored students, through their respective institutions, for information and strict compliance.
Payments may be made directly to beneficiaries account via e-payment, in student’s own institutions or other designated centres where applicable.
IMPORTANT!
All payments of student allowances stand forfeited if the beneficiaries fail to collect their money at the end of the prevailing exercise.
Documents of Payment:
On payment, students must produce to the Paying Officer the Original and Photo Copies of the following documents:

a) For New Students
i. Scholarship Award Letter
ii. Admission Letter
iii. School Registration Receipt/Bank Teller
iv. School Identity Card

b) For Old Students
i. Clearance Slip (or online print out) for the Preceding Session
ii. Scholarship Award Letter
iii. School Registration Receipt/Bank Teller
iv. School Identity Card

Award and Remittance for Overseas Courses
All conditions for the application, award or services, of Kano State Scholarships, in or outside Nigeria, are the same except in few cases such as Payments of Allowances and Fees, procedures for Extension and Formal Approval of the Award.

Here the Board is to select and submit formal recommendation of suitably qualified applicants, for overseas training, to His Excellency, the Governor of Kano State through the Hon. Commissioner for Higher Education for approval.

All award holders, studying in a Country Overseas, are listed in one (1) Payment Voucher payable to a prescribed agent of the Nigerian Embassy or Nigeria High Commission (or General Consulate of Nigeria where applicable) in that country for onward transfer to the students and institutions concerned.

The agent is usually the Education Attaché of the Nigerian Embassy or an Agency, such as the Nigeria High Commission, or any related Organization, in the case of New Students who are yet to reach the country of study. For the Continuing Students, going by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) rule, a remittance of Living Expenses and Tuition Fees should be made directly into Student Personal Account and of the Institution respectively.

All applications for Extension Overseas must be passed through the Institutions of Study to the Nigerian Embassy in that country for endorsement to the Board filing all the relevant academic documents.