- Thirty two science-based lecturers in public higher institutions in Kano state have been sponsored to study in France
- The 32 lecturers were carefully selected from the state owned universities and other institutions of higher learning
- Kano state is said to have the highest number of foreign sponsored students in France from 2016 to date
Kano state government has entered into an agreement with the French authorities, for the sponsorship of about 32 science-based lecturers in public higher institutions.
This is contained in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the chief press secretary to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Daily Trust reports.
The statement read: "The programme is being coordinated under the office of the senior special assistant to the governor on Higher Education, Usaini Akilu Jarma. The state paid all its dues to the French authorities directly, with no third party engagement.
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"Programme started from 2016 when the government sent 11 lecturers from Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University and the state Polytechnic, to study in different programmes in French universities.
“All together, the state has 32 lecturers who have been carefully selected from the state owned universities and other institutions of higher learning for training.
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"According to the agreement, the French government paid the tuition fees and health insurance expenses, while the Kano state government took care of students’ upkeep and travelling allowances."
The chairman of the state government/French Embassy Joint Scholarship Beneficiaries, Malam Bashir Ado commended the governor, saying the state has the highest number of foreign sponsored students in France from 2016 to date.
Legit.ng previously reported that the Kano state government promised to increase the salaries of teachers working in the state by 20%. The state government also promised to approve car and bicycle loans for the teachers.
Speaking on the government policies, the chairman of the committee on the new education policy, Professor Garba Shehu, said the policy had already been laid down. He said members of his committee were already in Zaria to fine-tune the policy and form a draft earlier made available.
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