Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has offered automatic scholarship to an indigene of the state, Fa’izaSaniAbubakar, for her excellent performance in the just released Senior Secondary School WAEC examinations.
Fa’iza, who hails from BakinZuwo, in Kano Municipal area, scored distinctions (A 1), in all the nine subjects she sat for, at Olumawu College, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Governor Ganduje explained that 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”, the governor said, pointing out that the state government was making arrangements to ensure that gifted children are given opportunity to fully exploit their potentials.
According to the governor, “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 their chosen endeavors and bring honor to their families, the state and the nation at large”.
He enjoined parents to encourage their children to strive for academic and moral distinctions to enable them excel in life.
In her remarks, Fa’iza, who thanked the state government for its magnanimity, disclosed that she intends to read Medicine, as her ambition is to become a medical doctor. Already, she has been offered admission by at least seven universities in the United Kingdom and one University in Egypt, to study.