No fewer than 50 youths in Nasarrawa Local Government Area of Kano state are to benefit from a scholarship programme initiated by the Global Educational Support Scheme of the Jamu Education Foundation.
Chairman of the Foundation, Alhaji Mohammed Jamu Yusuf said at its launch that they would attend various universities in China and Canada for bachelors, Masters and Ph.D programmes.
He added that the Foundation plans to sponsor 150 people from the council in the next three years.
Mohmammed, who is also a Senior Special Assistant to the Speaker of House of Representatives, Alhaji Yakubu Dogara on Enterpreneurship, said he was motivated by the need to bridge the educational gap between the North and the South.
“The concept is all about giving back to our people the same opportunity the society availed to us in our formative years. I cannot see any other way I can appreciate and say thank you to my community than to give my own support in building a decent society. So, we decided to invest heavily in education so that in the nearest future, our people can compete reasonably with our brothers from the South,” he said.
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, represented by his Principal Private Secretary, Alhaji Bala Mohammed, praised the scheme and urged other Kano citizens to emulate the good example.
Source: The Nation