Kano govt spends N10bn on 2,388 students

Kano state government has so far spent over N10 billion in sponsoring 2,388 indigenes of the state to study different courses in public and private universities across the globe.
Disclosing this on Monday during a send forth for 197 and 25 students to International University of East Africa, Uganda, and American University in Nigeria, Yola, respectively, Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso said the courses included first degrees, master’s and doctorates.
“We are proud of all the students we have sent abroad for studies,” he said, adding that “their attitudes, both morally and academically, have been so far very encouraging.”
He added: “It is our conviction that at the expiration of our administration, we would leave behind for posterity a state with a robust economy and a strengthened and re-invigorated educational system.”
According to him, the educational standard of these students going to Uganda and AUN would surely improve by the time they finish their studies, noting that government is spending on the 197 and 25 students N278,492,020 million and N62,650,000 million respectively, annually.
Earlier speaking, the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Bala Muhammad Gwagarwa, revealed that 197 students going to Uganda were graduands of Kano Informatics Institute, adding that “today, we are celebrating the awards of certificates to the deserving students in different categories on International Foundation, International Diploma and International Advance Diploma.”
He noted that those courses arrangement was done through sub-franchise with Informatics Academy Singapore through the Jigawa Informatics Institute.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Higher Education, Umar Haruna Doguwa, said the 25 students going to AUN, Yola, were selected on merit.

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