Kano State Government has released one quarter of the outstanding tuition fees (for 2016-2018 session) totalling N265,637,741 for indigent students in private universities.
At a briefing in his office, the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said the universities include
A-Qalam University, Katsina – N19,092, 978
American University in Nigeria – N21,526,43
Bells, Ota N102,550,123
Crescent University, Abeokuta N18,410,875 Igbinedion, Okada N104,057,741.
The Executive Council, he said, approved N210 million for the provision of solar-powered streetlights in boarding secondary schools and night Islamiyya schools in various locations across the state.
He said the council okayed N354, 975, 775.17 for the construction of Local Government Staff Development Centre, adding that N14, 239, 140.37 was approved for the reconstruction/repairs of Kailani and Achi Lafiya health Posts in Kiru Local Government.
The commissioner said the council approved N24, 478, 168 for the provision of three diffrent electricity transformers at Sharada, Kwanar Freedom Radio Small Scale Industrial area.
The council witnessed the signing of the Kano State College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje which will enable the college to issue certificates of education.