The Kano state government screening committee for the restoration of policy on sponsorship of best graduates of Kano indigenes has so far screened over 800 candidates to study in various universities in Nigeria and Overseas.
This was disclosed by the state’s Commissioner for Higher Education Dr Yusuf Kofar Mata at a press conference in Kano on Tuesday.
The Commissioner explained that, government would sponsor best performing students, explained that his committee has since screened 800 students among the over 1200 applications it received.
“Accordingly, before the commencement of its assignment, the committee assessed, discussed and acknowledged with deep appreciation on the robust nature of the previous sponsorship which resulted in transforming and uplifting of good people of Kano State in various areas of human endeavours.
“The benefit and Impact of the programme spread widely particularly in the education, health, Information Technology and entrepreneurship among other sectors with key reference to the several beneficiaries whose are now supporting social, health, political and economic development within and outside the state.
“Thus, the Committee has so far received and recorded application from over One Thousand Two Hundred (1200) Invited and screened over Eight Hundred (800+) Number of applicants, consisting of classified and unclassified Degree holders.
“The committee is still inviting and screening the applicants until all the applicants are attended to and then details of the recommendation would be reported in due course” the Commissioner stated.
The commissioner, who is also a beneficiary of the Kano state scholarship program under former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso stated that the projects provides students with opportunities to widen their exposure by meeting and intermingling with people from the larger world community.