Sudanese Government Awards Scholarship To 91 Kano Indigenes (Photos)

The government of Sudan has
awarded full scholarships to 91
indigenes of Kano state, to study various degree programmes at a
public university in the country, the
International University of Africa,
Khartoum.
Already, 41 students have departed
under first batch of the programme while the second batch of 50 students
will depart the country from next
Wednesday.
Addressing beneficiaries of the
scholarship at the Government House
in Kano, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said the
programme would go a long way in
adding value to the effort of his
administration to make the state’s
economy knowledge driven.
The governor asserted that the initiative could not have come at a
better time than now when Nigeria’s
economy is facing challenges and the
state government is finding it difficult
to pay the bursaries of its students
abroad. He, therefore, urged the beneficiaries
not to squander the precious
opportunity but to be good
ambassadors of Nigeria by devoting
time to academic excellence and
exemplary conduct. “You have nothing to reward the
government of Sudan but to pray for
the progress of that county since it is
from their public treasure that your
education and welfare are being
financed”, governor Ganduje urged the students.
Governor Ganduje expressed
appreciation to the government of
Sudan for sponsoring the education of
students from Kano who have
demonstrated exceptional potential to learn, noting that the investment in
learning would yield plentiful results.
In his remarks, the Sudanese Consul in
Kano, Sheikh Muhammad bn Othman
el-Tayyeb explained that the
scholarship was offered to deserving students from Kano to advance cordial
relations between Kano state and
Sudan.
He explained that the students would
pursue degree programmes in
Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Medical laboratory Science, Islamic Law,
Computer Science and Mass
communication and at the same time
learn Arabic in addition to memorizing
at least one quarter of the Holy Qur’an.
Sheikh El-Tayyeb added that the scholarship scheme is in line with the
commitment of the Ganduje
administration to provide quality
education to its citizenry, adding that
on successful completion of their
degree programmes, beneficiaries of the Sudanese scholarship would
contribute immensely to the economic
progress of Kano and Nigeria as a
whole.
Salihu Tanko Yakasai
DG Media & Communications, Government House, Kano.
3Rd August, 2016

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