KANO STATE GOVERNMENT APPROVES N257M TUITION FEE FOR STUDENTS IN EGYPT
The Kano State Government has approved the sum of N257 million for the payment of tuition and maintenance fees for 43 students of the State studying in two Egyptian universities
The Kano State Government has approved the sum of N257 million for the payment of tuition and maintenance fees for 43 students of the State studying in two Egyptian universities.
The students were sponsored by the State Government to pursue their academic careers at Al-Mansoura and October 6 universities in Egypt.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday, September 3, said in a press release that the fund was to ensure that the students are not stranded.
The Governor’s aide said, "Gov. Ganduje has approved the release of N209 million for the payment of outstanding tuition and maintenance fees of students at Al-Mansoura University.
"The Governor also approved N48 million being outstanding tuition and maintenance fees in respect of the six sponsored students of OCTOBER 6 University, Egypt."
The Students were earlier removed from the Government's sponsorship due to some misinformation communicated between the University authorities and the Government, Anwar revealed.
He added that, following the students apologies, the Government has released funds to ensure they complete their studies.
"The 37 students studying at Al Mansoura, wrote an apology letter to the Governor regretting that they were hoodwinked by some elements to score political gains," the statement added.
In the letter, Anwar claimed that the students confessed to Governor Ganduje that they have realized that that they were being used by politicians to score political points.
Below are some of the excerpts of the letter written by the students to the Kano State Governor:
"We know our issues had generated a lot of politicking and controversies in the past. Some political actors have used us in order to achieve their political ambition. The former governor of Kano state had even promised to continue with our sponsorship to the end of our studies, but he failed to do so."
"But now, we understand and we have come forth to accept all our mistakes and apologize for all the wrongdoings done to the government in our names. We have been foolish and naive. And we hope Your Excellency will forgive us. So we solicit the kind gesture of Your Excellency to rescue our lives as sons and daughters and indigenes of Kano State.”