From Raji Bello Sokoto
The Sokoto state government has spent over N3 billion Naira in the payment of scholarship to students of state origin studying in tertiary institution both within and outside the country.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal disclosed this at the farewell reception in honour of 100 students sponsored by the state government to undergo various medical courses in India.
The governor said that education which is the corner stone for all advancements had been prioritised by his administration through the declaration of a state of emergency in education sector.
Tambuwal explained that out of the 100 students 50 of them are females which clearly confirmed the administration resolve to encourage Girl child education in the state.
He said that the state government has also released funds for payment to Baze university and committed students of tertiary institutions.
Earlier, the chairman of the state scholarships board, Hon Altine Shehu Kajiji thanked the state government for making it possible for the children of the common men to participate actively in the programme without discrimination.
Kajiji said that the selection of the students was based on merit without any political consideration.