Kano State Executive Council has approved the release of N933, 947, 868 for settlement of tuition fees and allowances for state-sponsored students in overseas and local universities. Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, said this in a statement.
He said the amount covered tuition/accommodation amounting to $38, 050 (N71, 067, 750) and upkeep allowances for undergraduate students in China, Uganda and India.
It also covers N776, 326, 018 paid as tuition fees and upkeep allowances for students in five private universities as at February 2018.
Other payments, the statement added, are payment of tuition fees for indigent students under state government and French Embassy Scholarship Programme put at $390, 462.14 (N8, 500, 000, 000).
Garba said other approvals under the education sector include N19, 800, 000 and N52, 201, 333.94 million for settlement of outstanding fees for 66 leather trainees and manpower training, as well as N30, 000, 000 assistance fund for the completion of Jumu’at mosque construction project at new campus of Bayero University, Kano
He said the council also approved the releases of N202, 501, 000 for training of the third batch of auto-mechanics trainees.