Jigawa govt okays $65,000 for students’ transfer over Sudan crisis

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The Jigawa government has budgeted $65,000 for the transfer of ten students under its sponsorship from the International University of Africa in Khartoum, Sudan to the Integral University in India, due to the violence in Sudan.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Youths, Sports, and Culture, Sagir Musa, disclosed this on Thursday in Dutse.

Musa stated that the funds would cover tuition, housing, application costs, and foreign support services for students.

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He said the approval was made at Wednesday’s State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in the state.

“The Council has approved a memo presented by the Ministry of Higher Education for the payment of tuition fees, accommodation, application fees and foreign students support services in respect of 10 Jigawa transferred students from Sudan’s International University of Africa, Khartoum to Integral University, India at the cost $65, 650.

“Similarly, the council has approved the sum of N53,562,295.80 only for the payment of 12 months living allowances, visa, air tickets and other logistics for travel arrangements for the students,” Musa said.

He also stated that the council received progress reports from various committees established by Gov. Umar Namadi on the state COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (J-CARES), Drug Revolving Fund (DRF), and Higher Education Committees of Inquiry into the Activities of College of Education and Islamic Studies Ringim, College of Education Gumel, and Jigawa Polytechnic, Dutse.

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