OrderPaperToday – Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has said that the state government had released over N903 million for the payment of the registration and tuition fees of its students in various Universities in Nigeria and the Republic of Sudan.
Tambuwal also said that over N400 million out of the amount is for the payment of tuition and registration fees for its 180 graduate and post graduate students in the Republic of Sudan.
He made the disclosure in Sokoto at a ceremony to welcome back the nearly 200 students from the state who recently competed their Master’s Degrees in Arts and Humanities at the Islamic University of Uganda on Friday.
According to him, while the fees were for the 2015/2016 academic session, part of the money released would also be used for the payment of upkeep allowances for the students in Sudan for the period under review.
The Governor further disclosed that about N503m out of the amount is for the payment of registration fees of its students in various Universities across Nigeria for the same 2015/2016 academic session.
Tambuwal promised that the present economic situation in Nigeria would not discourage the state government from providing all the needs of its students within and outside Nigeria.
“We have however set up a technical committee to review the award of foreign scholarships to our students, henceforth.
“Some of the courses being currently pursued by our students out of Nigeria are being carried by various Nigerian Universities.
“We just have to get our priorities right and the state government will fully implement the recommendations of the committee.
“I will be personally committed to it and i will not vow to any pressure to do anything unbecoming,” the governor, vowed.
Tambuwal said that the graduates would be adequately utilized to ensure the successful implementation of the state of emergency had recently declared on education.
The Governor also at the ceremony, presented all the graduates with their various Certificates.