Gombe State Spends Over N6b On Higher Education
The Gombe State government says it has spent over N6billion to build the State College of Education, Billiri, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Gobe, School of Health Technology, Kaltungo, and two schools of remedial studies in Dukku, as well as Kumo in Akko local government areas of the state.
This was disclosed by the state commissioner for higher education, Dr. Muhammed Isa Wade, who also said that the state government agreed partnership with the University of Maiduguri to establish two remedial studies centres: one in Dukku, which is for girls while the other one in Kumo is for both girls and boys.
Wade added that government had purchased about 2,500 Unified Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms and distributed to qualified students, saying that about 200 students had been sponsored for studies in the maritime school in Akwa-Ibom State.
He said that about N120million had been spent on scholarship through e-payment, where about 11, 000 e-cards had been distributed to students, particularly at the Gobe State University.
He said that education was the first priority of the Governor Dankwambo-led administration, adding that the two centres would train 2,500 youths in different disciplines.
Dr. Wade further revealed that at the end of the remedial programme, students would qualify for direct admission into the University of Maiduguri.