Kano govt spends $20m on scholarships

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The Governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Musa Kwank­waso, said that his govern­ment has so far spent over 20 million US dollars on scholar­ships programme.

The governor said the money was expended on 734 indi­genes of the state to further their various educational pro­grammes in countries like China and India.

He said he deemed it nec­essary to sponsor the stu­dents abroad, as a result of the incessant strikes that characterised Nigeria’s edu­cational system which, no doubt, had caused serious setbacks to the students’ edu­cation, and also to produce graduates who can measure up to their mates from other developed countries.

The governor, who dis­closed this, shortly after he returned from India, said one of the best ways to bring about positive change in the society, is to produce youths with sound minds and this can be achieved only through education.

He further stated that no amount spent on education is a waste. He advised students who are opportuned to benefit from the scholarship scheme, to make good use of their chance, make the government, the people of the state as well as their parents proud.

The governor finally prom­ised to assist children whom are internally displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency by building schools for them and enrolling them back into the educational system.

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