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.