Kebbi 117 Sponsored Students Depart To India To Study Medicine, Engineering - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Kebbi 117 Sponsored Students Depart To India To Study Medicine, Engineering


Ismail Bayo from Birnin Kebbi

The 117 students sponsored by Kebbi State Government have departed to India to study medicine, engineering, and computer science.

While admonishing them before their departure through Abuja Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu urged them to be good ambassadors of the state, country,  and their respective families.

The students are part of the 262 approved by the governor to go to India, Sudan, and Ukraine to pursue their education in Medicine and Engineering.

Bagudu, who bade farewell to the students in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday at the Banquet Hall Presidential lodge urged them to be hardworking and actively compete with other students to make Kebbi State proud.

' Let me start by appreciating and thanking Almighty Allah for showing us this day in which some of our children are joining what has happened before in going abroad in search of education. This is not the first time Kebbi State Government is sending students abroad ', he averred.

The governor said that education remained on the top agenda of his administration despite the prevailing global economic challenges and some COVID-19 induced problems

Bagudu said previous governments in the state had sent students abroad, but what makes that of his administration different is the current financial challenges. " "Despite these formidable challenges, as well as COVID-19 restrictions, today we are good to go."

He said they should understudy foreign cultures with a view to enriching the Kebbi cultures.

Bagudu commended the state Commissioner for Higher Education for being diligent in the selection and the placement of the students in three Indian Universities.

Bagudu admonished them to always observe COVID-19 protocols, although they were all duly vaccinated.

He commended the members of the State House of Assembly for their sustained cooperation to ensure the success of the various programs and policies of the state government.

He congratulated the successful students, parents, and the Ministry for Higher Education for the tremendous efforts put in the fair selection of the students as well as securing admission for them.

Earlier, Professor Umar Mukhtar  Bunza, the Commissioner for Higher Education appreciated Governor Atiku Bagudu who according to him, in his magnanimity approved and released the amount needed to cater for the selected students.

He recalled that in January 2022, Governor Bagudu had graciously approved and released N450 million being the balance of registration fees for indigenous students that would study in foreign universities in Ukraine, India, and Sudan to study medicine and engineering courses. 

"It could be recalled on 1 July 2021, the governor released N450 million representing 50 percent of the total fees of the grand total amounting to N907 million for the payment of registration fees for the students.

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