Yobe State government has concluded arrangements for the departure of 233 candidates to undergo foreign training via scholarship in India at the cost of N400 million.
In his farewell address at the WAWA Hall, Government House Damaturu, the Governor represented by his Deputy, Idi Barde Gubana said the initiative is in fulfillment of his administration’s pledge to build a solid foundation for future generations and ensure that Yobe indigenes acquire better education.
He further disclosed that the 233 students have successfully passed their examinations and obtained admissions into reputable universities to study relevant professional courses in India.
According to him, the set of 233 candidates were chosen across the 17 local government areas of the state.
He also explained that they were picked out of 6,785 applicants in accordance with the requirement set by the foreign scholarship scheme introduced by the present administration of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
He further explained that the students are mainly to study Engineering, Pharmacy and other Paramedical courses in order to return and fill the gaps in the areas after successful completion of their studies.
The Governor however stressed that the state government expended a total sum of N396,859,356 for the sponsorship of all courses.
He urged them to be good ambassadors and ensure that they stay clear of drug abuse and any unwanted acts that will tarnish the image of the state and Country.