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.