Saturday, February 29, 2020


Coronavirus: Zamfara Governor stopped students from going to China under scholarship

Federal government of Nigeria

The Zamfara government has dropped the outing of 20 of its students who were prior screened to make a trip to China for studies under the express government's sponsorship.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Gov Bello Matawalle had tied down affirmation for 200 poor students to study different science and technology related courses.

They were sponsored to study in India, Sudan, Cyprus, China, among others.

The state's Scholarship Board had screened a large number of the fruitful applicants, some of whom had left Nigeria for the nations where they would study.

With the ongoing flare-up of the lethal Coronavirus, in any case, the students, who were being sponsored to study in China, were approached to "hang on".

Malam Lukman Majidadi, the Special Adviser to Gov Matawalle on Scholarship Matters, who affirmed the development to NAN, said that the measure was “for the safety of lives of our young men and women”.

“For the safety of the students and other Nigerians, we decided to cancel the China trip of these 20 youths whose admissions were supposed to be in China."

“We are currently working on the possibility of securing admissions for the affected persons in safer countries."

“We have also informed the affected students not to panic since the governor has given them the opportunity; it is an order and we are bound to send them to school,” Lukman said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the students are required to study courses like medicine, radiology, computer technology, architecture, among others.




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