The Ma’ajin Watari Foundation (MWF), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has promised to provide scholarship to 90 female science students to tackle shortage of female medical personnel in Kano State.
Dr Abba Ahmad, MWF founder, told newsmen on Friday in Kano, that the students would be trained under the education endowment fund of the foundation.
Ahmad, also the District Head of Kabo, said the target was to provide special training to students of senior secondary schools in science subjects, to prepare them to study medicine and related disciplines in tertiary institutions.
“It is a deliberate step to train the girl-child starting from SS1 to SS3 classes, to prepare them to excel in the National Examination Commission (NECO) and Senior Secondary School Examination Certificate Examination (SSCE).
“It will avail them the opportunity to secure university admission to read medicine and other related disciplines.
“Our target is to tackle shortage of female medical personnel, reduce maternal mortality and enhance healthcare services in the state,” Ahmad said.
According to him, the foundation will also offer scholarship to successful students to further their education at the university level.
Ahmad said the foundation was being funded through personal donation, adding that modalities have been put in place to ensure sustainability of the project.