Ganduje approves N33m for Kano scholarship students


Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has approved N33 million maintenance allowance for Kano post-graduate scholarship students studying in France.

This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure.

According to Bunkure, the fund is part of the counter-part funding under the France–Kano State Government Scholarship Scheme.

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The statement read in part; “It would be recalled that in line with the government’s numerous strive for improving the quality and standard of Higher Education in the State, the governor on behalf of the State had signed a bilateral agreement, with the Government of France to train scholars from Kano in French Universities.

“These scholars are in reputable and world-class universities, with special interests in Science and Technology.”

According to the statement, hundreds of academics from State-affiliated institutions of higher learning have graduated with master’s and doctoral degrees through this initiative, and many more are nearing the end of their studies.

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