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Kano Government Offers First-class Graduates Postgraduate Scholarships


Kano Government Offers First-class Graduates Postgraduate Scholarships

The Kano State Government has resumed postgraduate scholarships to indigenes of the state who have obtained first-class honours degrees.

This was contained in a statement on Friday signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Malam Sanusi Bature.

The statement added that qualified candidates are invited to apply for both foreign and local scholarships for the upcoming 2023/2024 academic session.

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“To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be indigenes of Kano state and possess a first-class degree or its equivalent from a reputable university or institution. Additionally, candidates must be in good physical health and able to travel and pursue their studies.

“The previous postgraduate scholarship program was offered in 2015 under the administration of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. This program supported the education of 503 first-class graduates in 14 different countries,” the statement added.

Highlighting the long hiatus since the last administration, the statement noted that there had been an eight-year gap without postgraduate foreign scholarships.

However, Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf has approved the resumption of both postgraduate foreign and local scholarships starting from the 2023/2024 academic session.

“Any eligible candidate to enjoy the scholarship must be an indigene of Kano state with first class degree honours or its equivalent from a reputable university/institution, and be medically fit to travel and study.

“The last scholarship was offered in 2015 by Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s Administration which sponsored the third batch of 503 first-class graduates to 14 different countries.

‘’After eight years without postgraduate foreign scholarship by the last administration, Gov. Abba Kabir -Yusuf, has approved the resumption of the postgraduate foreign and local scholarship with effect from the 2023/2024 academic session,” the statement said.

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