Sokoto earmarks N800m to sponsor 420 students to Islamic University of Uganda




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sokoto gvtSokoto – Sokoto on Wednesday said it had earmarked N800 for sponsorship of 420 abroad at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels.
of the State Universal Basic Board (SUBEB), Prof. Musa Maitafsir, said this in Sokoto when he spoke to 121 Masters’ Degrees leaving for the Islamic University of Uganda.
He said the money had been lodged in the account of the state scholarship board.
Maitafisr said the money was for the payment of tuition and registration fees of the and for their upkeep.
He said N350 out of the amount was set aside for the of 220 students in the Islamic University of Uganda.
According to him, “already, 99 students had finished their one-year post-graduate Diploma in in the same institution.
“The 121 students leaving Sokoto for Uganda today will join the 99 already there for various Masters’ Degrees courses in the same Institution,” Maitafsir, added.[eap_ad_2]
The further said that the balance of N 450 will be spent on the sponsorship of additional 200 under-graduate students in various Universities in Sudan, India, Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai).
“Out of them, 160 are going to Sudan; 100 going to India, 40 will be going to Bangladesh and 60 to Dubai, UAE,” he said.
Maitafsir stated that the gesture was being pursued under the ’s Teacher-Development .
“The aim of the is to have good administrators and teachers, and by extension, for Nigeria,’’ he said.
Maitafsir appealed to the students to be good Ambassadors of Sokoto state and Nigeria, generally.
He urged them to steer clear of all acts capable of tarnishing the image of the state and Nigeria.
Spokespersons of the students, Abubakar Magawata and Kabiru Surajo, commended the for the gesture.
They promised to be of good behaviour and face their studies squarely, saying, “We will fail the people of the state and .” (NAN)[eap_ad_3]