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Kano Governor Yusuf Pays Registration Fees For 1,740 University’s Students

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State, has paid the registration fees of 1,740 newly admitted students at state-owned Saadatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbosto, Kano, North-West Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yusuf spoke on Saturday during the institution’s maiden matriculation ceremony.

In 2023 the National Universities Commission (NUC) approved the upgrade of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education in Kumbotso, Kano State, to a University of Education.

The Governor said, the state government was fully committed towards supporting education needs of students regardless of political affiliation.

The state government, he added, has also allocated 30 per cent of its 2024 budget to education, a significant increase from previous years.

The state Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Ibrahim Kofarmata, explained that the state government has waived 50 per cent of school fees for state secondary and tertiary institutions to make education more accessible to vulnerable children.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Yahaya Isa Bunkure, commended Governor Yusuf’s dedication to education and highlighted the University’s achievements, including staff development programmes, research initiatives, and infrastructure upgrades.

Bunkure encouraged the matriculating students to approach their studies with diligence and determination, recognizing the significance of their time at the University.

Bunkure, also received a Fellowship award from the Nigerian Institute of Physics (FNIP) for his contributions to the field of Physics and his commitment to research and education. – NAN

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