Sudan: Jigawa spends N2.6bn on students’ admission to Cyprus, India 

The Jigawa state government has taken urgent initiative to re-sponsor 194 medical students displaced by the raging war in Sudan to Cyprus and India to continue with their studies.

Governor Namadi stated this on Monday while addressing the students and their parents at the Government House, Dutse. 

He told the students that it was an obligation on the state government to find institutions across the globe to accommodate them in order to complete their studies.

“Jigawa state Government in collaboration with federal government worked tirelessly for the safe evacuation of the state sponsored medical students, and all of them were successfully brought back to Nigeria safely and in good condition.

“However, since their returned home, government has been working day and night to secure another admission for the students in a competent and standard universities to continue their studies.

“Today, the state Ministry of Higher Education has successfully secured admission for 184 students in Cyprus University and 10 in Indian University.

“All the necessary arrangements had been completed for them to flight to those countries on the 5th February,” the governor said.

Also, the state Commissioner for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Isa  Yusuf Chamo said N2.6 billion has been spent for 194 students’ admission, transport, registration and other required logistics