Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal says that over 200 students, will be sponsored to India and other countries to study medicine.
He disclosed this on Monday in Sokoto at a press briefing, marking the 2017 Democracy Day.
“Discussions are in top gear with a university in India to send one hundred youths, mostly women, to study medicine.
“This is to shore up the number of women medical doctors in the state, hence, encourage more women to seek medical services in the hospitals.
“We are also discussing with other universities across the world, with a view to send another batch of one hundred youths to study various medical professional fields like pharmacy, dentistry, radiography and medical laboratory science, among others.”
He added that the initiative was part of his administration’s plans to restructure the state’s education sector as his government would continue to “take the bull by the horn” and encourage more people in the state to get quality education despite the limited resources.
“This is sequel to the desire of the state government to provide more efficient healthcare services to the people of the state,” the governor said.