The Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation has sponsored 370 Kano students, who graduated with first-class degrees, to study for their Masters’ degree in various courses in India and Sudan.
The first batch of 242 Kano students who obtained sponsorship by the foundation left for India and Sudan on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
KanyiDaily gathered that the students, drawn from the 44 local government areas of the state, secured admissions at four universities in India and one in Sudan.
Speaking during a send-off ceremony organized for the beneficiaries, the Supreme National Leader of Kwankwasiyya Movement, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, said the 242 students were the first batch of the 370 students to be sponsored abroad for Masters’ degree in science, technology and humanities in India, adding that 8 of them would study Islamic religion and Arabic in Sudan.
I commend Former Governor of Kano State, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for sending 242 young indigenes of Kano state on scholarship to study different courses in India. Irrespective of our political view such action must be applauded and encouraged by all men and women of goodwill. pic.twitter.com/7uegFq8sOg
— Ameer Lukman Haruna (@LukmanAmeer) September 24, 2019
Mr. Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state governor, explained that the gesture was part of the Kwankwasiyya initiative to help the education of youth, especially those from the less privileged families.
He disclosed that the foundation had paid all the fees, including tuition, accommodation, feeding and insurance to the universities. Kwankwaso said:
“The scholarship is part of the Kwankwasiyya education initiatives we have started while in government. When we are in government, we initiated many programmes under education such as free feeding, free uniforms to all primary school pupils and construction of various classrooms and many more others.
“Today, Kwankwasiyya has sponsored 242 students abroad. Not only sponsoring them, but paid everything related to their studies, ranging from tuition fees, registration fees, accommodation, traveling tickets and returning tickets.”
According to him, air tickets has already been secured for the beneficiaries for easy return back to the country after completion of the programmes.
Very impressive sponsoring 242 students for scholarship in India and Sudan. Kwankwaso is the real king ? in the North..Education is the only and best legacy you can give to an individual. May other Northern Elites emulate him. pic.twitter.com/H5DPKOV6lu
— Abdullahi Yusuf (@Ay_Bawaa) September 24, 2019
Today is a memorable day to me when we will witness the departure of the first batch if 370 students sponsored by Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation to study abroad.
Kwankwaso assured that the movement would continue to sponsor more students abroad, adding that education was the bedrock of Kwankwasiyya’s activities.
“Education is the cardinal principle of Kwankwasiyya, as it is the bedrock of development in a society.
“We have done so much to education when we were in power in Kano. Now we feel it right to sustain the tempo,” Mr Kwankwaso said.
Mr Kwankwaso, a Senator at 8th Assembly, urged the beneficiaries to be good ambassadors during their stay in the two countries, assuring that the foundation would soon commence preparation for the second batch.
He called on members of the movement to double their contributions to enable the movement sustain the good work it started. He said the door of the foundation would remain opened for anybody that is willing to donate to the movement.
Kwankwaso flies out 242 students on scholarships abroad. He does this every year. pic.twitter.com/B6s6ddEwkQ
— Isima (@IsimaOdeh) September 24, 2019