The Kwankwasiyya Foundation in Kano State on Wednesday offered scholarship to nine students to study in Sudan and United Arab Emirate, UAE, Dubai for their second degrees.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that out of the nine beneficiaries, seven are going to study Islamic Studies and Arabic language in Sudan, while the remaining two would study Business Administration in Dubai.
Addressing the students shortly before their departure in Kano, former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso disclosed that the beneficiaries were the last batch of the 370 students sponsored by the foundation to India and other countries across the globe.
Mr Kwankwaso described the day as historic for having fulfilled the promise of sponsoring youths to further their studies within and outside Nigeria.
“This is a historic day for us because it is in fulfillment of our promises to continue to sponsor women and youths to further their studies,” he stressed.
The Senator, who represented Kano Central in the 8th Assembly, charged the beneficiaries to take their studies with seriousness, calling on them to be good ambassadors of the state and the country while in Sudan and Dubai.
According to him, the foundation had already paid their school fees, accommodation, feeding and pocket money.
Also speaking, the PDP governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections, Abba Kabir-Yusuf urged the students to be good ambassadors of Kwankwasiyya Movement, Kano State and Nigeria, warning that whoever errs would not go scot free.
He declared that the foundation would monitor the performance of the students in their respective schools of study.
In their separate remarks, the representatives of parents, Tahir Abdullahi and Salamatu Aliyu, commended the Foundation for the gesture.
Also speaking, a renowned Islamic scholar in the state, Ibrahim Daurawa cautioned the students against acts capable of denting the image of the state.