The first batch of the students will leave for Uganda shortly.
The first batch of 150 students for the programme will leave the state on May 12 to start with a post graduate diploma in education for six months while the remaining batch will meet them in Uganda in December, the governor said.
The two teams will commence the two-year Master’s Degree program in educational management in Jan. 2014, he added
At a farewell for the students, Mr. Wamakko said another set of 150 holders of the National Certificate of Education (NCE) would also leave for the same University in September for various science-related first degree courses.
He said arrangements for similar partnerships were ongoing with the University of Lagos and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
“The problem with the education system in the state is not lack of teachers but that of the dearth for the required supervision.
“So, these 300 graduate and post graduate students are expected to come back to the state in 2015 and help in changing the ugly trend,” Wamakko said.
The governor said the state government had made arrangements for the students throughout their stay in Uganda.
“I will visit you soon to see how you are faring in Uganda. You should be disciplined and be good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria,” he said.
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