ABUJA – Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State said his government established 26 institutes to empower young men and women in the last three and a half years.
Kwankwaso made this known during a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in Abuja.
He said some of the products of the institutes had been sent to universities abroad to improve their knowledge after which they would return to impact their knowledge on other students in the state.
“We have established 26 institutes which were set up immediately I assumed office.
“The first is the Informatics Institute and we sent about 97 of the graduates to Kamapla, Uganda were they got BSc. degrees.
“We have sent the second set of 581; when they return, we will employ them and send them to secondary schools to handle ICT’’, he said.
He listed some other institutes as Sports, Livestock, Irrigation, Horticulture and Corporate Security among others.
According to him, the two state-owned universities have been involved in the programme in order to ensure sustenance.
He congratulated Prof. Suleiman Bogoro on his appointment as TETFund boss, saying that the Fund was key to the growth of tertiary education in Nigeria.