The Borno State government and Ahfad University of Sudan have signed an agreement to sponsor 100 female students from the state to study medicine to address manpower shortages in its health sector.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa who signed the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the state government said the intervention was to address the scarcity of female doctors who specialise in the areas of female health.
Addressing newsmen on the agreement, Shuwa reiterated that Governor Kashim Shettima was committed to providing quality education and creation of jobs for the people of the state.
He stated that already 50 female indigenes are studying medicine at Alrazi University in Sudan.
He said that 50 students will be sponsored each by the Ahfad University and the state government as contained in the agreement.
The university’s director of admissions, Dr. Abubakar Abdoulrazim applauded Shettima’s determination to revive the health sector and assured that the partnership entered into by the two parties was in the right direction.
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