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Kano State Govt. Sponsors 450 Students In 3 Private Universities



Credit: Thisday

Credit: Thisday

The Kano State Government says it has sponsored 450 students to study various degree programmes in three private universities in the country.

Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso said this when he addressed the beneficiaries at the Government House, Kano, on Thursday.

The 250 students would study in Igbinedion University, Edo, while 100 students each would go to Bells University, Otta, and Crescent University in Abeokuta, respectively.

‘’This is an opportunity for you, most of whom are the children of the less-privileged’’, the governor told the students.

He urged them to be good ambassadors of the state in particular and the country in general.

‘’We will monitor your conduct and academic performance at all times because your success is our success.

‘’I will also like to assure our people that our administration will continue to live up to its expectation by investing heavenly towards the expansion, rehabilitation and provision of infrastructure in our educational institutions.

‘’This is necessary in order to create an enabling environment needed by the youth and good people of Kano State to pursue and realise their potentials.’’

Kwankaso said the state government would spend about N1 million on each of the 450 students, annually.

He said the state government would establish a special college for the study of Chinese language in Panshekara, Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state.

Already, he said, the state government had concluded the necessary arrangement with the Chinese government to train 30 teachers who would subsequently train more teachers before the take-off of the college in 2014.

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