Musa Na Allah Sokoto
In pursuance of the objectives of the declared state of emergency on education by Sokoto State, the State government had earlier in 2016 sponsored 200 indigenes of the state to study various medical and paramedical courses overseas to increase manpower in the state health sector.
75 out of the total number have already graduated from India and the Republic of Sudan.
The Permanent Secretary (PS), Sokoto State Scholarship Board, Bello Isah, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen.
In the statement, the PS said 55 out of the earlier sponsored 200 students have graduated with a first-class degree in medical and paramedical courses from India and are expected back home on Friday, 1st July 2022, while one among the 20 sponsored in Sudan has graduated with a first-class MBBS degree.
Isah revealed that out of 55 Indian graduates, 23 are Nurses, 14 are Physiotherapists, 12 are Biomedical Engineers and the remaining 6 are Pharmacists and Biotechnologists.
Of the Sudan graduates, 14 are Medical Doctors, 3 Nurses, 2 Pharmacists, and 1 Laboratory Scientist.
He, therefore, described the situation as a milestone in the actualization of Governor Tambuwal’s desire to enhance the education and manpower levels of the state.
The gesture is evidence of the Governor’s declaration of emergency on education in the state.
The PS while appreciating the foresight of the Governor also appealed to the remaining students to equally reciprocate the gesture for the overall benefit of the state and country at large.