25 indigenes will be given scholarships to study Marine Engineering in India and USA
The Kano State Government has announced that it will, henceforth, spend the sum of $80 million annually on sponsoring 25 indigenes of the state to study Marine Engineering in India and the United States.
In a statement issued on Saturday by the Director of Press to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, Baba Dantiye, it was revealed that the money would cover the cost of studying the four year course overseas.
According to the statement, Kwankwaso announced the scholarship during the graduation ceremony of over 1,000 youths under the government?s youth empowerment programme, tagged ‘Lafiya Jari’.
The governor emphasised his administration’s resolve to give priority to human capital development.
?We are doing all this because we need to see our youth everywhere in the world and reduce unemployment facing the state,? the statement quoted the governor as saying.
It added that Kwankwaso revealed that government had concluded plans to sponsor 100 students to study avionics and another 100 to study medicine abroad, and that the state government, through the Col. Yakubu Bako (Rtd.) Youth Employment Committee, had secured over 200 jobs for indigenes of the state in various Federal Government establishments.
The ?Lafiya Jari?, is a healthcare based empowerment scheme under the state’s Entrepreneurship Institute, which provides drugs and financial support to students who graduate from the schools of Health Technology to set up their own businesses.