Yobe spends N900m on scholarship – Commissioner

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DAMATURU – Tbe Yobe said had paid N900 million for 350 students studying in various institutions abroad in last year.

Alhaji Ismaila Nguru, State’s for Higher Education, disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen in Damaturu.

He explained that 87 others were being sponsored by the at the Turkish/Nile University in Nigeria.

“The has also paid for the of 18,000 students in various tertiary institutions in the country.’’ [eap_ad_1] The said government was providing support and incentives to encourage students of medicine, engineering and pharmacy to boost manpower needs of the state.

Nguru said 300 were ready for advanced nursing courses in India to improve manpower in the health sector.

The expressed delight in the transformation of the education sector to fast track development in the state. (NAN)