The students are studying in different foreign countries including India and Egypt.
The Kebbi State Government on Saturday said it released N122.9 million for the payment of tuition and registration fees of 62 indigent students in Indian and Sudanese universities.
The Executive Secretary of the State Scholarship Board, Murtala Yauri, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi.
He said 32 of the students were in Khartoum College of Medical Science and Ahfad University for Women, Oundurman, Sudan, undergoing courses in Dentistry, Human Medicine and Pharmacy and that N11.62 million was paid to the universities as tuition fees and other charges.
He said 30 students were studying Medicine, Dentistry Science and Pharmacy at Bharati Vidyapeth University, India.
He said the state government had recently approved additional foreign sponsorship of 100 students to pursue degrees in Computer Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences. He said the state government would also sponsor 38 students to Egyptian universities to study medicine.
He said the effort was aimed at improving the number of medical doctors and other professionals in the state.
“We will adequately arrest the dearth of doctors and other professionals in our hospitals and the economic sector,” he said.
The state government has so far sponsored 332 students to pursue medical courses in foreign universities, while 100 were offered sponsorships to study sciences in the North-West University, Kano.