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Ganduje approves N33m upkeep allowance for post graduate students in France

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved and released  thirty three Million (33 million) Naira as upkeep allowance to Scholars of Kano state extraction who are currently undergoing various categories of post graduate studies in France.

A statement issued by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure, on Sunday said the fund is part of the counter funding under the  ” *France – Kano State Government Scholarship Scheme.”*

Recalls that in line with  the government’s numerous strive  for improving the quality and standard of Higher Education in the State, the governor on behalf of the State  had signed a bilateral agreement with the Government of France in training  Scholars from Kano in French Universities,’’ the statement said.

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‘’These scholars are in reputable and world class universities  with special interest in Science and Technology. ‘’

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The statement said through this scheme, hundreds of scholars drawn from institutions of Higher learning in the State had completed and acquired  Masters and PhD degrees. Many others are on the final lap of completing their programs.

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