By Abdullahi Jalal
A Non-governmental Organisation based in Kano named kwankwassiya Development Foundation has offered foreign scholarship to 242 students to study postgraduate courses in four Indian Universities.
Speaking during the flagg off of the scholarship held in Kano, the Founder of the organization and former governor of Kano state, Engr. Rabi’u Kwankwaso said the Foundation had paid all the fees ranging from tuition fees, accommodation and personal allowances for the students as well as return tickets for each of the students.
He said only eight of the students who are Arabic-based students would go to Sudan for their postgraduate degrees while the remaining 234 are going to study in four Indian universities.
Kwankwaso, called on the beneficiaries of the postgraduate foreign scholarship scheme to make the best use of the opportunity provided for them by the foundation aimed at uplifting their standards of living.
In his aremarks, the former secretary to the state government, Alhaji Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi said the Foundation was focused at lifting the living standards of Kano people through provision of quality education and empowerment of the downtrodden.
He charged the beneficiaries to make good utilization of the golden opportunity aimed at achieving the stated goals.
In a goodwill message, the former governor of Edo state, Chief Lucky Ignidiam said education was a vital instrument for social and economic development of any nation.
The students have since departed kano to their various countries of studies.