By Balarabe Abdullahi Kiru
Kano State Commissioner of Education, Umar Haruna Doguwa, has disclosed that the State conveyed over 373 Students to 19 Northern States to fill in the number of students required under the Students Exchange Program.
He made this known while receiving Executive Members of the Students Exchange Parents Association, Kano Chapter who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
Doguwa explained that despite the roles played by the program in promoting unity, and social and cultural interaction among the participating States, in recent times, Kano State has conveyed less than what it received from other states under the program.
“When we came to office, we noticed that despite the importance of this program, Kano was conveying students to other states far less than the number of students received.
“For instance, we met that Kano was conveying not more than 160 students to other states, while the state was receiving from other states over 410 students and we now filled the existing slots that were supposed to be done ” he revealed.
He therefore restated the commitment of the present administration to come up with more plans that would further enhance the Students Exchange Programme to be the best among the participating States.
Responding to the requests channeled by the association, Commissioner Doguwa assured of the government’s commitment to look into their needs, urging the members to work as a team towards addressing other issues affecting the welfare of the students.
Earlier, the Chairman Students Exchange Programme, Kano State Chapter Alkali Sanusi Abdullahi said they were at the Commissioner’s office to inform him of the activities of the association and solicit the ministry’s continued support to make the program successful.
He noted that the program had been providing students with academic excellence and a high level of discipline in and outside the country.
Alkali Sanusi further appealed to the state to provide them with office accommodation and a vehicle for the smooth conduct of their daily activities.