Girl Gets Kano Govt Scholarship to Doctorate Education After Scoring A1s in Waec
The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has offered automatic
scholarship to an indigene of the state, Fa’iza Abubakar, for her
excellent performance in the just released Senior Secondary School
Ms. Fa’iza, who hails from Bakin Zuwo, in Kano Municipal area, scored
A1 (distinctions) in all the nine subjects she sat for, at Olumawu
College, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Mr. Ganduje said the scholarship was meant to cover her
undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate degrees, at any
university of her choice across the world.
“This gesture is to acknowledge merit and to especially encourage
girl-child education in our state,” he said.
He also said the state government was making arrangements to
ensure that gifted children were given the opportunity to fully explore
A statement, Saturday, by his spokesperson, Salihu Yakasai, quoted
Mr. Ganduje as saying “we are happy that this child has performed
very well and I want to assure that we will continue to encourage our
people to achieve in their chosen endeavours and bring honour to their
families, the state and the nation at large”.
He enjoined parents to encourage their children to strive for academic
and moral distinction to enable them excel in life.
In her remarks, Ms. Fa’iza, who thanked the state government for its
magnanimity, said she intended to study Medicine.
She has been offered admission by at least seven universities in the
United Kingdom and one university in Egypt.