Saturday, 8 September 2012

Kano sends 25 students for overseas training in Marine Engineering

Kano State
Government has
sponsored 25
indigenes of the state
to study Marine
Engineering in India
and the United States.
A statement issued in
Kano on Saturday by
Alhaji Baba Dantiye,
the Director of Press to
Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso,
said the four year
course would cost the
government $80
million annually.
According to the
statement, Gov. Rabi’u
Kwankwaso said this
during the graduation
of over 1,000 youths
under the
government’s youth
empowerment
programme, tagged
“Lafiya Jari.”
It said that the
governor emphasised
on the resolve of the
administration to give
priority to human
capital development.
“We are doing all this
because we need to
see our youth
everywhere in the
world and reduce
unemployment facing
the state”, the
statement quoted the
governor as saying.
It added that
Kwankwaso further
revealed that the
government had
concluded plans to
sponsor 100 students
to study avionics and
another 100 to study
medicine abroad.
The statement said
that the state
government, through
the Col. Yakubu Bako
(Rtd.) Youth
Employment
Committee had secured
over 200 jobs for
indigenes of the state
in various Federal
Government
establishments.
The “Lafiya Jari”, is a
healthcare based
empowerment scheme
under the state
Entrepreneurship
Institute.
The scheme provides
drugs and financial
support to students
who graduated from
the Schools of Health
Technology to set up
their own businesses.
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