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Yobe Govt Sponsors 228 Indigenes For Overseas Studies



Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the sponsorship of 228 Yobe State indigenes to study paramedicals, engineering and technology, agriculture and management courses in international universities.

The chairman of the State Foreign Scholarship Committee, Dr. Sheriff Almuhajir, told LEADERSHIP that the approval followed a successful screening process including e-examination conducted by the committee for the candidates who were selected based on performance with emphasis on science courses.

Almuhajir said that 4,000 candidates were picked from the 17 local government areas to sit for the examination, from where 500 emerged and subsequently the 228 who met the criteria of prioritising science courses.

He explained that the courses under paramedicals were bachelor’s degrees in operation theatre, microbiology, medical laboratory technology, radiology, renal dialysis, anesthesia, cardiac care technology and pharmacy.

The committee chairman added that under engineering and technology, the candidates will study petroleum engineering, electronic and communication engineering, computer science engineering, civil engineering, biotechnology, and mechanical engineering at first degree level.

Almuhajir further said that in agriculture, 19 candidates will study agriculture while two are for forestry.

He said that local governments which could not produce qualified science candidates were allotted management courses in commerce and business administration.