By Suleiman Adamu, Sokoto
No fewer than 38 Sokoto state indigenous students who studied Medicine and related Health Sciences course at Ibn Sina University(ISU) and Nahda International University College (NIUC) all in Khartoum have been certified for the award of degrees of the two institutions with Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal led state delegation to the event in Khartoum for the laurels in fulfilment of his course for providing opportunity and sound education for indigenes.
However, 29 of the awardees studied Medical degrees in Medicine, Surgery with two each bagging degrees in Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratories and Computer/ICT respectively and one in Nursing.
Accordingly, the governor who’s administration has passionately and consistently remain focus in changing the state education narratives for excellence, has also been recognised and listed by NIUC for conferment of honorary degree.
Tambuwal in a release issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity , Muhummad Bello is described as a true advocate of continuity for governance, who along some of his cabinet set out to celebrate the youths in Sudan, who actually got the state’s scholarship to study there from his predecessor, former Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
Speaking on the sponsorship, a member of the entourage to Sudan explained that when the scholarships were first awarded the manageable exchange rate of the Naira to the dollar was used to bankroll the undertakings. But soon after the forex became prohibitive thus pushing up the costs of the undertakings, a situation that left some of the the students in the lurch.
However, with prudent management of scarce resources, Tambuwal reversed the ugly trend and got the students back into their classrooms. By tomorrow, Monday, the governor and his entourage will join all of them in celebrating their feats, just as his credentials too get star-studded with a honorary degree.
Those on the entourage included Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Abdussamad Ibrahim Dasuki, and his Ministry of Higher Education counterpart, Prof. Bashir Garba (MFR).
Others are: Secretary to the State Government, Mallam Saidu Umar (FCNA), the Executive Chairman of the state’s Scholarship Board (SSSB), Hon. Altine Shehu Kajiji, the Director General of the SSSB, Alh. Bello Isah, Director Foreign Students Matters of the board, Kabiru Ibrahim Labaran and the state Deputy Accountant General, Hon. Muhammad Musa Maccido.