Jigawa to send 100 female students to Sudan


The Jigawa State Government had concluded plans to sponsor 100 female students to study medicine at the AFHAD University for Women, Onduruman, Sudan.

This move by State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has been met with criticisms from within the state.

The Governor said seeking education can never be restricted by space, time, distance or place.

Adamu Muhammad Usman, special adviser on media to the former governor, Sule Lamido, in his piece titled, “Governor Badaru Why Sudan not Jigawa” said the amount spent on sponsoring the students to study abroad is enough to build a faculty of medicine in the state university.

Responding to the criticism Special Adviser, Media and Public Relations to Governor Badaru, Habibu Nuhu Kila, said that education has a universal appeal and could be obtained anywhere within the global space.

He noted that he has made provision of qualitative, accessible and affordable healthcare service a cardinal objective of his government which prompted him to put in place a well coordinated system of health care delivery system.

He explained that his administration has built health facilities in every political ward of the state but with shortages of manpower hence the need for having more doctors who will stay in a remote area arises.

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“These are some of the reasons why the idea of sponsoring students from these areas to study Medicine abroad”

“We initially sponsored 60 students to study Medicine in China and had already completed their four years of study and are now in various teaching hospitals undergoing internship.”

Badaru however noted that the state government had full trust and confidence in the management, quality of teaching, and teaching modes of the students.

He said his administration has always sounded its need for constructive advice and criticism from everyone who feels strongly about any issue concerning the state.

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