Sokoto State Government has approved the sponsorship of 131 students for various courses abroad, Gov. Aliyu Wamakko said.
Wamakko disclosed this during a fare well ceremony organised for the students on Tuesday in Sokoto.
Addressing the beneficiaries, the governor said that the students would pursue various first and masters degrees in Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, Architecture, Computer and Petroleum Engineering, among other courses.
According to him, the students will undergo their studies in various universities in India, United Arab Emirate and the Republic of Sudan, among others.
Wamakko said that the gesture was part of the sustained efforts of the state government to bolster the educational standard of the state.
”’ This is also part of our modest efforts to ensure the training of adequate manpower for all the sectors of the economy of the state.
” You should justify the confidence reposed in you by the state government by investing heavily in your educational endeavours.
” This, you should do, by dedicating yourselves to your studies and shunning all acts capable of denting the image of the state and Nigeria in general.”
In his remarks, the Chairman of the State Scholarship Board, Alhaji Abdulkadior Jelani, commended the state government for its sustained gesture of sponsoring indigenes of the state within and outside the country.
Jelani appealed to the beneficiaries to judiciously utilise the gesture by studying religiously and ensuring high moral standards.