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117 Kebbi students sent overseas to study medicine, engineering


No fewer than 117 students of Kebbi State origin have departed the country to study medicine and engineering courses in Ukraine, India and Sudan.

In his farewell address to the departing students Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi, the state governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, said the students were sent overseas not because there were no good universities in Nigeria but for the fact that education was universal and it was not out of place to have ambassadors in other parts of the world.

“We know we have numerous challenges but education remains our priority and mobilising to send our children abroad is one of those priorities,” he said.

In his remark, the Commissioner For Higher Education, Prof Muktar Bunza, said the governor in December last year approved the release of $1,060,000 US for payment of tuition, accommodation, feeding and allowances to the students billed for studies abroad.

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