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The Jigawa government has earmarked $65,000 for the sponsored transfer of 10 students from Africa International University in Khartoum, Sudan, to Integral University in India in response to the violence in Sudan. It was accounted for.

The state’s Secretary for Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, Sagir Musa, made the announcement in Dutse on Thursday.

Musa said the funding will cover tuition fees, housing costs, application fees and foreign support services for students.

He said the approval was given at a meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC) held in the state on Wednesday.

“The Council approved a memorandum submitted by the Ministry of Higher Education regarding the payment of tuition fees, accommodation, application fees and international student support services for 10 Jigawa transfer students from Africa International University Khartoum in Sudan to Integral University in India. The cost was $65,650.

“Similarly, the council approved the sum of N53,562,295.80 solely as payment for 12 months of living expenses, visas, air tickets and other logistical expenses for the travel arrangements of the students,” Musa said. .

He also said that the council is working on various committees established by Governor Umaru Namadi regarding the state’s COVID-19 Recovery and Economic Stimulus (J-CARES), Drug Revolving Fund (DRF), and Higher Education Review Commission. He said he had received a progress report from the committee. Activities of the University of Education and Islamic Studies Ringim, the University of Education Gumel, and the Jigawa University of Technology (Dutse).


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