Musa Ubandawaki, Sokoto
Baze University Abuja is to absorb Sokoto state students brought back from Ukraine after the start of the war with Russia early this year.
The Permanent Secretary of Sokoto state scholarship board Alhaji Bello Isah disclosed this to newsmen at the premises of Sokoto State University venue for the Baze University assessment examination to 55 former Ukrainian Students.
He said the state scholarship board after wider consultation with various Universities within and outside the country concluded that Baze is the right choice for the former Ukraine medical students to continue their studies.
Baze University according to the Permanent Secretary would assess the medical students with a view to ensure that they were placed in the right level of studies.
Most of the students were at 200 and 300 levels of medical studies before war broke out between the two neighboring countries, the circumstances that called for their evacuation back home.
He said a projected estimate of 500 million is expected to be spent yearly for the 55 medical students if all are successfully absorbed by the University in one year.
“The amount can be less or higher and subject to the level approved by the University for each of the 55 medical students,” it’s cheaper when compared with Turkish and other universities across the continent.
“What we are doing here is with the full consent of his Excellency the Governor of the state Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, parents of the 55 medical students, management of the state scholarship board, and other relevant stakeholders. I am optimistic all the Students will pass the assessment examination” the permanent Secretary averred.
All the 55 medical students brought back from Ukraine after the start of the war, were the heart and healthy except one who died as a result of a heart attack shortly after his return to the country Nigeria.
He commended the governor for his commitment to the continued education of the former Ukraine Students who were unfortunately brought back home as a result of war.