By Newsroom NG
Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal says his administration has concluded plans to send 200 students to India and other countries to study medicine.
The Governor stated this at a media parley to commemorate the 2017 Democracy Day.
‘Discussions are in top gear with a university in India to send one hundred youths, mostly women, to study medicine,’ Tambuwal said.
‘This is to shore up the number of women medical doctors in the state, hence, encourage more women to seek medical services in the hospitals.
‘We are also discussing with other universities across the world, with a view to send another batch of one hundred youths to study various medical professional fields like pharmacy, dentistry, radiography and medical laboratory science, among others,’ he said.
Tambuwal explained that the programme was part of ongoing efforts to re-position the education sector in the state.
He said the administration would continue to encourage more people in the state to acquire qualitative education in spite of dwindling resources.
The governor also spoke on other interventions in the health sector, saying that the government had set up a malaria control agency, with a view to taming the disease, which he described as deadlier than HIV/AIDS and cancer.
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