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

WAEC examinations.

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

their potentials.

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.