The Kano State Government has paid over N2 billion outstanding school fees of its students in El-Razi University in Sudan.
According to findings, the debt was incured by the administration of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The Executive Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, disclosed when he received the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the university, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour on Tuesday in Kano.
“My government inherited students from the previous administration with a lot of money to be paid. And through good mediation between the University and Kano State, we were able to settle this amount so that our students will complete their studies,” Ganduje stated.
The Governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Nasiru Gawuna, made it known that his administration had paid almost eighty per cent of all the fees of its students in India, Egypt and Cyprus, which were also inherited from the previous administration.
Ganduje said that his administration recently paid over N300 million to Cyprus University to enable state sponsored students complete their programmes.
“What it entails is not the issue of politicizing any aspect of education, whoever has to be a critic, has to be positive in his criticisms as nobody is perfect. Now that we are patient enough, we have paid the money,” he added.
While commending the cordial relationship between Sudan and Nigeria, the Governor assured the management of El-Razi University that Kano state students would continue to be found worthy in learning and character.
And on the Doctorate Degree awarded to him by the institution, Ganduje stated that the honour was to all the people of Kano state.