The Borno State Government in collaboration
with Ahfad University for Women in Sudan has
concluded plans to offer scholarship to 100
female students to pursue degree courses at the
Malam Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to Gov.
Kashim Shettima » on Communication and
Strategy made the announcement in a statement
on Friday in Maiduguri.
Gusau said the development followed an
agreement after a meeting between the
university authorities and officials of the State
Government in Khartoun, Sudan.
He said that both the State Government and the
university would sponsor 50 female students
each under the agreement.
“ The scholarship followed an agreement reached
between Shettima and the President of Ahfad
University, Prof. Gasim Badri, when the governor
led a delegation to the school in Khartoum .
“ After persuasions by the governor, highlighting
challenges faced by the state as a result of the
negative impacts of the Boko Haram insurgency,
which has adversely affected the educational
sector, both parties agreed that 100 female
students of the state are to be admitted into the
school in the next academic session on 50-50
scholarship basis, ” Gusau said.
He explained that students offered scholarship
by the university were free to study degree
courses in any field, while those to be sponsored
by the State Government would be restricted to
medical science courses.
“ Badri announced the award of scholarship to 50
female students to pursue different degree courses,
while Shettima announced that the State
Government will sponsor 50 girls to pursue degree
programmes in medical sciences at the university,”
He added: “ the governor, who was accompanied
by the Charge D’ Affairs and Nigeria’s acting
Ambassador to Sudan, Mr Abu Ibrahim, described
his meeting with the president of the university as
the highest point of his visit to Sudan. ”
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