sokotooThe Sokoto State Government on Wednesday said it has earmarked N92.4 million for the sponsorship of 41 medical students to the College of Medical Science in Khartoum, Sudan.

This is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Isa Shuni, the Information Officer of the State Scholarship Board, in Sokoto.

It said that the students would study medicine, pharmacy and other paramedical courses.

The statement also said that the amount was meant for the payment of their 2013/14 tuition and registration fees, accommodation, transport and upkeep allowances.

It said that 30 of the students left Sokoto on Tuesday for Kano, en route Khartoum, Sudan, via Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.

“The 11 other students will join their counterparts as soon as their visas are ready,’’ the statement said.

It also said 40 other students were sponsored by the state government to the Islamic University of Uganda for various degrees and post-graduate studies in education.

The statement quoted Alhaji Abdulkadir Jelani, the board Chairman, as commending the state government for investing in the education of its citizens.

The statement said Jelani also urged the students to be law abiding and be guided by the norms and values of Islamic religion in the pursuit of their academics.

(NAN)

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