The last batch of three remaining students, out of the 200- Sokoto state sponsored students to study medical and paramedical courses abroad are to leave the country on Tuesday 4th May 2021, to Ukraine.
Executive Chairman of the Sokoto state Scholarship Board, Altine Shehu Kajiji, made this known in his office during a farewell meeting with the affected students and their parents
The chairman said, “the delay of your departure was due to the problems encountered in visa processes as well as the global Covid-19 pandemic which we all witnessed in the past one year or so.
“All the necessary arrangements with regard to your departure has now been concluded and the three of you, will by the Grace of God join your colleagues in Ukraine to start your studies as the state government has paid all the necessary finances regarding your studies.”
Kajiji then charged them to reciprocate the state government gesture by putting in more efforts in their studies.
In his remarks one of the parents of the students, Honourable Zakari Muhammad Shinaka, thanked the state government and the scholarship board for their commitment and fulfilling the promises made despite the economic challenges facing the state.
Honourable Shinaka said, “we almost lost hope for this sponsorship considering long period of time taken as a result of the pandemic.
“I called on the departing students to maintain their religious and cultural teachings while in their new place of study and be good ambassadors of the state and country and, as well keep away from anti social behaviours.”
Responding one of the students, Safiyyah Bello Kware, assured of their commitment and desire to face their studies with all seriousness and be good ambassadors of Sokoto state and Nigeria.