Khadijat Saidu, Birning Kebbi
Kebbi State government has sponsored Twenty-eight students of the state origin to study medicine in Egypt.
The students have departed Birnin Kebbi for Abuja en route to Cairo for their medical sojourn.
They were transported in a bus to Sokoto where they boarded a flight to Abuja in the company of officials of the State Scholarship Board led by the Executive Secretary, Alhaji Sanusi Garba.
Alhaji Sanusi Garba said the twenty-eight students comprised fourteen males and an equal number of females in furtherance of a deliberate effort by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to provide even opportunity to both genders to acquire quality education in all fields of knowledge, with emphasis on science courses
The Executive Secretary explained that a total of fifty-seven students were certified competent to travel abroad for medical studies, MBBS, of whom twenty-eight received approval from the government to study in Egypt while the remaining twenty-nine were awaiting approval for a similar study of medicine in Russia.
Alhaji Sanusi Garba announced that presently, a total of one hundred and eighteen Kebbi state students were in their second year undergoing courses in paramedics and engineering in India, and thanked Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for paying their tuition fees for the current session.
He indicated that the twenty-eight students traveling to Egypt would spend six years for their medical degree.
Parents of the students represented by Alhaji Sa’idu Hussaini Kangiwa and Hajiya Hadiza Usman Faruq as well as the students represented by Hafsatu Sa’idu Kangiwa and Almustapha Abubakar Bena expressed immense gratitude to Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for placing a premium on the educational development of Kebbi state.
They were also thankful to him for approving the sponsorship of students of the state of origin both within and outside the country to excel in educational pursuits aimed at enhancing manpower development in the state.