- Some female students were sent to study medicine in Sudan in 2014 by the Kano state government
- Six years later, they are through with their studies and are back in Nigeria
- Governor Ganduje came through for the ladies after they ran into trouble with fees payment and he cleared all outstanding bills
No fewer than 47 indigenous Kano female medical doctors have successfully completed their training sponsored by the state government and are back in the country.
The new medical graduates who left the country for Sudan in 2014 arrived at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) Friday night, February 5.
The chief press secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, said the students were faced with challenges in fees payment before the administration of his boss, Abdullahi Ganduje, cleared all the hurdles.
The governor's intervention paved the way for the completion of their MBBS programme in Al-Ahfad, Al-Razi and Umdurman Universities in Sudan, PM News reports.
Muhuyi Rimingado, executive chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, said the Ganduje-led government is committed to the process of paying any outstanding fees left behind by the past administration.
Also speaking, the commissioner for higher education, Dr Mariya Bunkure, applauded the government's effort in ensuring the doctors finished their studies successfully.
Nigerians react to their return
While some people congratulated the ladies, others were more concerned about the country they were sent to for study.
"Wondering why Sudan out of all places? But they are female, they would rather have them not exposed to any liberal way of thinking."
Stephen Oluamaka with the Twitter handle @OluamakaStephen added:
"Imagine studied in Sudan instead of going to Europe or America."
@Abdullahikudu7 sent a congratulatory message:
"Alhamdulilah and big congratulations to kano state government. Educational development programs worth of emulation please."
"Congratulations to them. I hope they give back to society more than what was given to them.
"You don’t study abroad only because the institutions there are better than the ones in your country. Just seeing different ways of doing same thing is beneficial. Moreover, they still have to pass their exams here to practice. Let's avoid linear thinking."
Yobe governor sponsors students abroad
In a similar development, Governor Mai Mala Buni changed the lives of many students by sending to abroad to study.
Legit.ng reported that the governor sent 233 students to Indian universities to study some of the best courses available in the world.
In a tweet shared by a social media user, Deji Adesogan, the students who are believed to be some of the best in the state, were seen getting ready to depart the country.