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Kano gov flags off foreign postgraduate scholarship for over 1,000 beneficiaries


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The first batch of the beneficiaries numbering 150 out of the 1001 will depart Nigeria to various countries on Friday (today), October 20, 2023.

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.

Presenting the scholarship to the students in colourful 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 Rabiu Kwankwaso’s administration (2011-2015) and in line with his government’s higher education blueprint that places a high premium on human capital development.

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The Governor said apart from the foreign scholarship scheme, the 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.

He 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 respecting for norms, values, and cultures of their host communities.

Kabir-Yusuf applauded Senator Kwankwaso for his foresight in coming up with the scheme that produced distinguished scholars in various human endeavours who are positively contributing towards the development of Kano, Nigeria, and other international communities.

In his remarks, Kwankwaso congratulated the beneficiaries for the opportunity to further their education abroad and thanked the 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 colours.

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.

Under the scholarship scheme, the Kano State government is paying for tuition fees, accommodation, and living expenses for all postgraduate students.

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