By Barnabas Augustine
Governor Ahmadu umaru Fintiri has commissioned Information and Communication Technology Centre set by Adamawa State Scholarship Trust Fund in collaboration with MEWAR University India.
The Governor also promised to award scholarship to twenty-one Adamawa Indigenes who want to become pilots.
“We are also considering very soon to send abroad training, 21 of our students who will become pilots through the Adamawa State Scholarship Trust Fund” Governor Fintiri made the promise.
Performing the ceremony, Monday at the premises of Adamawa scholarship Trust Fund in the state capital, Governor Fintiri thanked MEWAR University for granting scholarship to sixty students from Adamawa State to study engineering, and providing computers and facilities required for a Full-Fledged ICT Centre, so that students can attend virtual classes in India due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“This will also enable the students not miss an academic session and to keep abreast with academic activities, whenever they are able to resume fully in India”, Governor Fintiri said.
He commended the Scholarship Trust Fund for working to ensure that students who are yet to resume classes in India due to the Pandemic are assisted in getting the necessary class sessions through digital means.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri urge the students to take advantage of the opportunity to prove themselves worthy of their selection while enjoining especially the State civil Servants to take advantage of the opportunity as Government moves to digitalize its activities.
He noted that there is a global push towards E-Governance and Digital Makeovers, stressing that Adamawa citizens cannot afford to be left behind.
In his remark, the Executive Director Adamawa State Scholarship Trust Fund, Adamu Abdul Zumo said the Trust Fund has establish collaboration with MEWAR University India in which it seek support to improve education in the State.
He said after signing memorandum of understanding with MEWAR University, the institution agreed to give fifty percent scholarship to Adamawa indigenes.
Among other things contain in the memorandum include: to send certain number of students to study various courses at MEWAR Campus in India, to help Adamawa Scholarship Trust Fund set up ICT Centre by donating 50 computers and it’s accessories and collaborate with the State Government to establish Diagnostic Centre in all the General Hospitals in the State.
The Executive Director revealed that 120 Adamawa indigenes were sent to study in India.
“We are proud to tell the world that for now Adamawa State Government was able to send 120 students to the University in India of which sixty of them are already in their second year studying various medical courses”, Abdul Zumo said.
“While the other sixty students who are to study various Engendering course will be on their way soonest because they will start their online classes here in the centre before joining their colleagues in India immediately after this COVID-19 Pandemic”.
Abdul Zumo said on the part of the Scholarship Trust Fund, it has provided an enabling environment for the establishment of the ICT centre. Adding that the centre is first of its kind in the State; and the students are expected to receive lecture virtually from the centre as well as cater for all category of Civil Servants that are willing to acquire knowledge.
He stressed that the Scholarship Trust Fund will develop a portal for applying for scholarship in the State; to replace purchase of forms.
In his remark on behalf of the students’ parents, Alhaji Sahabo Magaji thanked Governor Fintiri for awarding scholarship to 120 of their children studying medicine, engineering and other courses in India.
He appealed to the Governor to give them opportunity to visit their children in India.
On her part, a benefitting student, Grace will Maxwell thanked Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for given them rare opportunity to study abroad., assuring not to disappoint the privilege accorded to them.
Highlight of the event was virtual meeting between Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and the management staff of MEWAR University India.