Education

Students Exchange: KNSG Conveys Over 373 Students to 19 Northern States – Doguwa

By: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU

Kano State Commissioner of Education Alhaji Umar Haruna Doguwa has disclosed that the State conveyed over 373 Students to 19 Northern States to fill in the number of students required under the Students Exchange Programme.

Umar Doguwa made this known while receiving Executive Members of Students Exchange Parents Association, Kano Chapter who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

In a statement signed by Director public enlightenment state ministry for education Balarabe Abdullahi Kiru Commissioner Doguwa explained that despite the roles plays by the programme in promoting unity, social and cultural interaction among the participating States, in recent times, Kano State was conveying less than what it received from other states under the programme.

“When we came to office, we noticed that despite the importance of this programme, Kano was conveying students to other states far less than the number of students received.

“For instance, we met that Kano was conveying not more than 160 students to other states, while the state was receiving from other states over 410 students and we now filled the existing slots that were supposed to be done ” he revealed.

He therefore, restated the commitment of the present administration to come up with more plans that would further enhance the Students Exchange Programme to be the best among the participating States.

Responding to the requests channelled by the association, Commissioner Doguwa assured of government’s commitment to look in to their needs, urging the members to work as a team towards addressing other issues affecting the welfare of the students.

Earlier, the Chairman Students Exchange Programme, Kano State Chapter Alkali Sanusi Abdullahi said they were at the Commissioner’s office to intimate him on the activities of the association and solicit for the ministry continued support to make the programme successful.

He noted that, the programme had been providing students with academic excellence and high level of discipline in and outside the country.

Alkali Sanusi further appealed to the state to provide them with office accommodation and vehicle for the smooth conduct of their daily activities.

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