Kano to settle unpaid scholarships of students

Governor Abdullahi Umar GandujeEMEKA OKONKWO 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Kano State government will pay outstanding students’ scholarships, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has pledged.

He made this known while receiving the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, during the traditional Hawan Nassarawa homage to mark the end of Ramadan fast, at the Government House in Kano.

Ganduje noted the immediate past administration in the state had not settled the bursaries, running to five years, of the thousands of bonafide students. These, he said were now running to billions of Naira.

Ganduje said however assured that his administration was doing all it could to ensure that the students were paid as soon as possible.

He further stated that his government inherited huge liability of unpaid bursaries and other fees, on students from the state in overseas  institutions, assuring that efforts are being made to settle the debt  gradually, so that their academic pursuit was not disrupted.

The governor, however, advised that because of the present financial  position of the state government, parents whose children are studying abroad should endeavor to assist their children within limits of their means, assuring that the government would continue to make determined efforts to revive its bursary scheme.

In a bid to widen access to education and to ensure a well-informed society, Ganduje explained his administration introduced Education Promotion Committees at state and local government levels. Because of this initiative, community participation in reviving education at public schools was so far encouraging.

Sanusi meanwhile urged the administration to place more premium on education, especially girl-child education.

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