The Yobe State Government says it has approved the sponsorship of 32 students to Al Azhar U iversity, Cairo to study Qur’an and Arabic Language.
The Executive Secretary of the state Arabic and Islamic Education Board, Muhammad Gujba, made this known on Monday while briefing journalists in Damaturu.
Mr Gujba, represented by an official at the board, Umar Muhammad, said the sponsorship was part of the present administration’s effort to improve the quality of education in the state.
“The present administration, led by Governor Mai Mala Buni, has variety of programmes aimed at promoting the system of education by impacting sound knowledge among the students,” he said.
He said the students were selected from across the local government councils of the state.
Gujba appealed to the students to be good ambassadors of the state and the country and to reciprocate the gesture by concentrating on their studies.
Umar Abubakar, a representative of Yobe State Students in Cairo, thanked the governor for giving them the privilege to further their education abroad.
Abubakar also called on the students to be good ambassadors of the state.
The beneficiaries and their families lauded the governor and the state government for the magnanimity, pledging their utmost loyalty and patriotism during their programme.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had sponsored 233 students to study in Indian educational institutions in February. (NAN)