Fifty-five Nigerians under the scholarship of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, have bagged degrees in medical and paramedical courses from a University in India.
Prince Daniel, the head of his media centre, announced this in a statement seen by TheCable Lifestyle on Sunday.
Daniel said Tambuwal had approved the foreign scholarship in 2018.
He said it is targeted at revamping the medical profession.
The spokesperson also said the idea is to boost the human resources in the profession.
The courses studied by the graduands include nursing science, biomedical engineering, physiotherapy, and pharmaceutical sciences.
“The Sokoto state governor, Rt. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s revolution in the education sector has continued to yield the desired results,” Daniel said.
“[This is] following the graduation of another set of 55 students from amongst those being sponsored by his administration, to study Medical and Paramedical courses in India.
“23 of the newly graduated students read Nursing Sciences, fifteen (15) studied Biomedical Engineering, fourteen (14) read Physiotherapy course, while the remaining three (3) are graduates of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
“This strategy has also been responsible for the repositioning of the medical profession as well as bridging the gap of manpower in the health sector.”
Daniel said the development comes at around the same time when the governor approved N1 billion to sponsor students in Sokoto State University, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, and other institutions outside Nigeria.
The redeployment of the evacuated Ukraine students to other countries’ institutions was also approved.
He said N42.1 million will also be used to sponsor a two-year standard pilot course for three Sokoto indigenes.
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