The brilliant performance of a Kano home girl in the 2016 West African Examination Council (WAEC), Fa’iza Abubakar has earned her a Kano State government’s scholarship to pursue her ambition in Medicine to doctorate degree level.
Fa’iza, who hails from Bakin Zuwo quarters in Kano Municipal area, scored distinctions (A 1), in the nine subjects she sat for at Olumawu College, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Already, she has been offered admission by at least seven universities in the United Kingdom and one university in Egypt.
Faiza Abubakar, who spoke shortly after the Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje offered her automatic scholarship to PhD level commended the Government for its magnanimity.
Governor Ganduje had explained that the scholarship is meant to cover her undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate degrees, at any university of her choice across the world.
In his words “this gesture is to acknowledge merit and to especially encourage girl-child education in our state”, the governor maintained, pointing out that the state government is 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 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.