The Executive governor of Kano State Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf has resumed foreign scholarship programme with one thousand and one (1,001) beneficiaries who will study masters degrees in various universities around the world in fulfilments of his campaign promises.
The first batch of the beneficiaries numbering 150 out of the 1,001 has departed Nigeria to various countries globally today Friday, 20th October, 2023.
In a statement by the governor’s chief press secretary Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa said the beneficiaries are first class degree holders indigenes and residents of Kano 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, Governor Yusuf said the project was an offshoot of the similar scheme initiated by Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso’s administration in (2011-2015) and in line with his government’s higher education blueprint that places high premium on human capital development.
The Governor said apart from the foreign scholarship scheme, Kano State government is committed to improving state owned tertiary institutions through provision of increase funding and infrastructure development for effective teaching, learning 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, focus, respect of the laws of the land and respect for norms, values and cultures of their host communities.
Yusuf applauded Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso for his foresight of coming up with the sheme that produced distinguished scholars in various human endeavours who are positively contributing towards the development of Kano, Nigeria and other international communities by extension.
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 colours.