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Katsina spends N15bn on four tertiary institutions


Upgrades schools and sponsors indigenes’ education

The Katsina State Government has spent N15 billion on capital projects in its four tertiary institutions in the last five years, the Special Adviser on Higher Education, Dr. Garba Matazu, said on Thursday.  

Matazu told journalists in Katsina that the institutions are the Umaru Musa Yar?adua University, Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Isah Kaita College of Education and Yusuf Bala Usman College of Legal and General Studies.

He said the amount was spent on the provision of infrastructure and teaching materials, to provide the enabling environment that will enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the institutions.

According to Matazu, the government had recruited qualified academic staff into all the institutions, for effective service delivery.

The adviser added that the government had sponsored 200 indigenes to study Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Computer Science, and Environmental Sciences, among other courses in universities abroad.

According to him, the government had spent over N400 million on the payment of scholarship allowances to about 40,000 students studying in various institutions of learning across the country during the 2011/2012 academic session.

He said the investment was part of the administration?s efforts toward developing the education sector because of its importance in the overall development of a nation.

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