BREAKING NEWS: Kano govt. to spend N3.5 billion on foreign scholarships

Governor Abba Yusuf

govt. to spend N3.5 billion on scholarships

The plans to spend about N3.5 billion on scholarships to 550 for postgraduate programmes abroad.

Yusuf Kofar-Mata, Commissioner for Higher , said this on Friday in when he spoke with after the weekly state executive council meeting.

Mr Kofar-Mata said the would study in seven universities in and Uganda.

The commissioner said the 550 beneficiaries were selected out of 1,250 students who applied for the scholarship.

He said a level playing ground was given to all the students, irrespective of their political affiliations.

Mr Kofar-Mata said the had almost concluded processing the visas for the students, who would embark on the journey by the end of the month.

“We are in the process of authenticating all the documents of these students for the Visa preparation.

”We are hoping that by the end of this month, these students will start moving to their various destinations overseas for them to start their programmes in various fields,” he said. 

( NAN)

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