As a fulfillment of the Kano State side for the Kano/France Joint Scholarship Programme 2019/2020 academic session, Kano releases N100m for Masters, PhD students
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
Kano releases N100m for Masters, PhD students
As a fulfillment of the Kano State side for the Kano/France Joint Scholarship Programme 2019/2020 academic session, the State Governor, Dr.. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved the release and disbursement of the sum of N100m to France universities where Kano students undergoing Masters and Doctoral Degrees will be the beneficiaries.
It could be recalled that the State Government and French Embassy in Nigeria entered agreement named: “Kano/France Joint Scholarship Programme,” where lecturers from tertiary institutions in the State are sent to further their studies in Masters and PhD programmes. Some of them proceed to Doctorate Degrees after completing their Masters Degrees.”
Lecturers come from state-owned universities and other institutions of higher learning in the state, like University of Science and Technology, (KUST) Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano State Polytechnic, among others.
In line with the framework of the Contractual Agreement between the State Government and French Government, it is stipulated that the Public Institution Campus France, specifically in Article 6.3, states that the “Payment of cash advance by the Partner, …the due payment for the academic year 2019-2020 (is definite) in order to ensure the Scholarships management of nine PhD students (seven recurrent and two new) for the period of 1st of September, 2019 to 31st of August 2020” must be ensured.
Governor Ganduje assured: “The State Government would not relent in her effort to make sure that our students undergo their studies undisturbed.”
While releasing, the amount as part of the agreement reached under this programme, he also called on the beneficiaries to remain focused and dedicated in their endeavours, “…so as to have value for the resources spent for the development of the state’’s education system, especially when they are back home.”
Some of the French institutions that Kano students run their programmes in are University of Lyon, Ecole Central Nantes, University of Bourgogne, Nice Sophia Antipolis, EPITA Paris, University of Paris Sud, University of Paris Sacley, among others.
The Coordinator of the Programme, Dr. Hussaini Akilu Jarma, FCAI, who is the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Higher Education, assured that Kano State Governor has been up and doing in making sure that the programme continues unhindered, as said by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.