Gov Bagudu Approves Sponsorship Of 262 To Study Medicine, Engineering In India, Ukraine - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Friday, December 17, 2021

Gov Bagudu Approves Sponsorship Of 262 To Study Medicine, Engineering In India, Ukraine

Ismail Adebayo in Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved foreign training programme for 262 Kebbi indigents to study medicine and engineering courses, in India, Ukraine and Sudan.

A total of one million, sixty thousand and seven hundred dollars was also approved to cover their tuition fees, accommodation, feeding and pocket money.

While briefing journalists in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Mukhtar Umar Bunza said in addition to that, approval has been given for an expenditure of three hundred and forty-five million naira to cater for logistics, including international and local airfares, visa processing fees, police screening, crime-free certification, drug-free certification and verification from the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

He explained that out of the two hundred students who have undergone the clearance process, only four students were having inquires on their results.
The Commissioner added that fifty-Six students of the total number would study medicine while others would study para-medicals and engineering sciences such as Radiography, Radiology, physiotherapy, Water Engineering and Quantity Survey.

He said arrangements have already been concluded with the embassies of India, Ukraine and Sudan under which Kebbi State Government would pay full costs of sponsorship of the students directly into the accounts of the foreign universities concerned to ensure transparency.
The Commissioner further said that the National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE, has granted approval to Adamu Augie College of Education in Argungu to begin degree programmes in affiliation with Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto.
Likewise, the National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, has given permission to the College of Nursing Sciences and Midwifery, Birnin Kebbi to commence the award of National Diploma, ND, and the Higher National Diploma, HND to graduating students.

Professor Mukhtar Umar remarked that such monumental achievement was a result of the commitment of Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to educational development through intensive and extensive investment in the sector.
He said that the regulating authority has accredited all programmes offered by the Adamu Augie College of Education leading to the award of degrees while similar accreditation was secured for courses of the College of Nursing Sciences for the award of HND.
The commissioner also stated that more than thirty-three programmes of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, have received full accreditation from the National Universities Commission, NUC.

He said about one hundred million naira was expended on the accreditation exercise of the three tertiary institutions as approved by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu '.

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