A total of 120 Zamfara indigenes on Sunday departed Nigeria for Togo to undergo bachelor’s and master’s degrees programmes at Iheris University, Lome.
They are being sponsored by a philanthropist, Dauda Lawal-Dare.
Addressing the beneficiaries in Gusau before their departure, the Coordinator of the scholarship programme, Ahmad Garba-Yandi, charged them to be law-abiding and focused.
He urged the students to use the opportunity of the education to be relevant to their families and the society at large.
“On behalf of Alhaji Dauda Lawal, I am calling on you to be good ambassadors of Zamfara and Nigeria in general.
“All your tuition and accomodation fees have been paid by the philanthropist; therefore, you should take your programmes seriously,” Mr. Garba-Yandi admonished.
A former Commissioner of Education in the state, Ibrahim Danmaliki, said that the gesture was in line with the educational needs of the state.
Mr. Danmaliki urged the students to do their best to graduate with good grades.
The only female among the 120 beneficiaries, Amina Kabir, will be studying computer science.