Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
Kano State Government has awarded scholarship to 501 indigenes of the state to pursue their master programme in overseas universities of their choice, as part of efforts to bridge the education gap between the north and the south.
Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who disclosed this during the distribution of admission letters of the beneficiaries at the Government House weekend, said, the state is currently experiencing a dearth of qualified manpower.
If something urgent is not done, he said the state will continue to depend on other states for its manpower requirement, hence the sponsorship of the first batch of graduates.
He directed the Higher Education Commissioner, Alhaji Umar Doguwa to ensure that only university graduates with first class and second class upper division are qualified for the scholarship, warning that any anomaly discovered would be sanctioned.
According to him, on completion of their various courses, they would take over the leadership of various sectors in the state.
Kwankwaso disclosed that the state government would also sponsor 100 brilliant secondary school students to study medicine, while another batch of 100 will undergo a training course in piloting.
schools and fund education properly. It is not about building more universities, but paying more attention to the sector by bringing it to its pride of place.”
Facilitators at the event each enjoined participants to embrace change and be the best they could be. Mr. Gbenga Sesan, advised the youths to equip themselves with knowledge and information that would make an impact on their lives.
The alumni association of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, has concluded plans to organise the David Oyedepo Day of Service, in honour of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo for his legacies and contributions to humanity.
President of the association, Mr. Olumuyiwa Fadugba, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists recently, said the event is one of the three major activities put together by the association, as part of activities to celebrate its 10th anniversary in October. He said the event would coincide with Oyedepo’s birthday.
“We know that people have been celebrating Nelson Mandela Day, Martin Luther King Junior Day and others for their contributions to humanity, so we also want to acknowledge our chancellor as one who touched our lives. Oyedepo is someone who has made significant contributions to the education sector and other spheres of human endeavour. For us to show our gratitude for what he has done over the years we have decided to come together and give honour to who honour is due.”
He said all its branches both in the country and abroad have been mandated to work towards executing a major project as their contribution to the development of their respective communities.