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Gov. Yusuf flags off foreign postgraduate scholarships with 1, 001 students

Kano State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has flagged off the resumption of the foreign scholarship program with one thousand and one (1,001) beneficiaries who will study for master’s degrees in various universities around the world.

SOLACEBASE reports that the first batch of the beneficiaries numbering 150 out of the 1001 will depart Nigeria to various countries on Friday, 20th October, 2023.

A statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa , Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said the beneficiaries are first-class degree holders indigenes, and residents who are awarded the free and all expense covered scholarship for postgraduate studies in India and other countries.

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‘’Presenting the scholarship to the students in at a ceremony that was held at the Open Theatre, Government House, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf said the project was an offshoot of the similar scheme initiated by Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso’s administration (2011-2015) and in line with his government’s higher education blueprint that places high premium on human capital development,’’ the statement said.

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‘’The Governor said apart from the foreign scholarship scheme, Kano State government is committed to improving  state-owned tertiary institutions through the provision of increased funding and infrastructure development for effective learning, teaching, and research.’’

According to the statement, Gov Yusuf implored the beneficiaries of the Scholarship to make the best use of the golden opportunity to excel in their fields of studies by remaining committed, and focused, respecting the laws of the land, and respect for norms, values, and cultures of their host communities.

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‘’Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf applauded Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso for his foresight of coming up with the scheme that produced distinguished scholars in various human endeavors who are positively contributing towards the development of Kano, Nigeria, and other international communities.’’

‘’Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso congratulated the beneficiaries for the opportunity to further their education abroad and thanked Kano State Government for doing what it takes for the exercise to become a reality and tasked them to emulate their predecessors by facing their engagements squarely and finished with flying colors.’’

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‘’The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero who spoke on behalf of Kano emirs, expressed delight with the development saying it was an opportunity for the lucky ones to implore their talents, acquire knowledge, and become respected personalities in the future.’’


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