The Sokoto State government Tuesday said it has released N246.17million for overseas training of students.
Governor Aliyu Wamakko disclosed this at a farewell party for 143 indigenes who are being sponsored by the state government to undergo degree programmes at the International Islamic University Chithangang, Bangladesh, Republic of Sudan and Abdulmumin University, Niamey, Niger Republic.
The governor added: “The state’s manpower building strategies are uniquely geared towards providing a meaningful local government spread, peculiarly intended at attracting fair representations by our dynamic education driven young women. Majority of them are in healthcare services sector of the economy and this is to ensure that upon graduation, they will provide the much needed skilfully trained minds that would adequately man primary sectors of paramedical services in that state’s established primary medical institutions.”
He urged the students to maintain their religious and cultural norms while abroad.
“Under no circumstances should you allow foreign images to influence you negatively. Your focal points should at all times centre primarily on excelling in learning and conduct,” he said.
Earlier, Executive Chairman, Sokoto State Scholarship Board, Abdulkadir Kalgo had said that the beneficiaries were selected based on SSCE, NECO and NABTEB results.