Sixty Students,two from each of the 21 LGAs of Adamawa state have been selected to study medicine in India on scholarship basis by the State Government.
This was unravel when the Executive Secretary of the State Scholarship Board Alhaji Adamu Abdu Zumo led parents of Sixty students under the state sponsorship of the givernment to study various fields of Medicine in India for a thank you visit on Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla at Government House Yola recently.
Zumo also revealed that the board will commence the payment of scholarship for students of the state in the next few days
He explained that very soon the scholarships will be paid through the account of the benefiting students through the scholarship Board.
On the Sixty Students given scholarship to study Medicine in India, Alhaji Zumo pointed out that Five Hundred Students had initially applied for the scholarship but only Sixty have been selected, Two each from the Twenty One Local Government Areas of the state.
While thanking Governor Umaru Jibrilla ,Chairman of the forum of the parents of the Sixty Students sent to India, Alhaji Sahabo Magaji said the selection was transparent and expressed delight that their children were among those benefited from the scholarship award.
He expressed happiness and hope that the children will play a critical role in the development process of Adamawa State after graduation.
Other parents who spoke during the visit said their Childern benefited because the present administration is for the masses, adding that the Declaration of State of emergency on both Education and Health sectors is gradually manifesting.
Responding Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla expressed delight that the children of the common man benefited without any form of sentiments in the selection process.
The Governor also called on the parents to continue to support his Government and the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to enable them reap the benefit of Democracy.
Also in his remarks Deputy Governor Engr. Martins Babale said the gesture was part of opportunities provided by the Bindow led administration to improve the plight of the common man.
The Secretary to the State Government, Dr.Umar. Buba Bindir in a remark described the gesture as a trust and called on the parents not to betray the trust.
Also contributing, Director General of Bindow Campaign Organisation, Chief Felix Tangwami said it is a great achievement by the present Government ,stressing that Education of the Girl -Child is a prelude to gender equality.
Also the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Education, Mr. Julius Kadala highlighted other areas of intervention by the present administration following the declaration of state of emergency in the sector.