Following the state of emergency declared by Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on education, 75 students sponsored by the state government to study various medical and paramedical courses abroad, have graduated with first class degrees from India and Sudan.
This is contained in a statement by the permanent secretary of the state Scholarship Board, Bello Isah made available to ASHENEWS on Tuesday.
According to the Isah, the state government in 2016 sponsored 200 indigenes to study medical and paramedical courses abroad with a view to increase healthcare delivery in the state.
“55 graduands who were part of the 200 sponsored students all graduated with first class degrees in medical and paramedical courses from India and are expected back home on Friday, July 1, 2022 after completing all the necessary formalities for completion of their studies.
“One of the other 20 sponsored students to Susan, graduated with first class MBBS degrees and also memorized the Holy Qur’an. These have already arrived Sokoto last weekend.
Bello Isah revealed that of 55 graduates from India, 23 are Nurses, 14 Physiotherapists, 12 biomedical engineers while the remaining are six Pharmacists and Biotechnologists.
He added that those who graduated from Sudan are 14 Medical doctors, three Nurses, two Pharmacists and one Laboratory Scientist.
Isah described the feat as a milestone in the actualisation of Tambuwal’s desire to enhance the education and manpower level of the state.
He also described it as dividends of the Governor’s declaration of the emergency on education in the state.
The permanent secretary appreciated the foresight of Governor Tambuwal and also appealed to the remaining students, to equally reciprocate the gesture for the overall l benefit of the state and the country at large.