The Kano State Government has spent the sum of N1.8bn to fund the education of students in private universities.
The program, which had its origin from the former administration of governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso, includes the following school, the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Crescent University, Al-Qalam University, Bells University of Technology, Otta, and Igbinediom University, Okada.
Abba Anwar, who is the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor released a statement on Wednesday citing that the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, addressed the students at the Government House, Kano during the presentation of certificates to 20 of the beneficiaries.
“They were the set of students who were taken to the university during the administration of Kwankwaso, with the payment of their tuition and other fees at less than 10 per cent.”
“When we came in by the year 2015, we were told that all the students sponsored by the then administration, all their payments were settled 100 per cent,” the statement said.
While congratulating the students for their outstanding educational performances, the governor pledged to support them to be on their own.
Ganduje said his administration inherited over 1,150 students from the administration of Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
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