Sokoto State government has recently transferred 39 students from various universities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE, to BAZE University, Abuja, Daily Post reports.
Alhaji Sai’idu Umar, the state’s commissioner of information, said that the state would save N200 million annually with the transfer on Friday, October 14, 2016 while briefing the press on the results the state executive council meeting.
“The Sokoto State Executive Council on Friday approved the transfer of 39 students sponsored to study in Dubai to Baze University, Abuja.
“The transfer followed the recommendation of the committee set up by the state government to find suitable universities for the students in Nigeria.
“This is due to the economic challenges being faced in the country, which necessitated the transfer, to reduce the cost of study sponsorship,” he said.
He also said the state had previously been spending N300 million yearly, sponsoring the students in schooling ion UAE.
”But at BAZE university, the state government will spend not more than N 100 million,” Umar said.