Kano State Government, under Governor Umaru Abdullahi Ganduje has awarded the sum of N3 million scholarship to an indigent student, Suyudi Sani, for his exploits in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) where he scored 303 out of 400 points.
The state Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Mariya Mahmud Bunkure, while presenting the award said Sani, who has already secured admission into Bayero University Kano (BUK), also recently participated in the Young Nigerian Scientist Presidential Awards where he came 7th out of 774 contestants from across the country.
“Apart from the fact that Suyudi came first in Biology in that competition, he also came first in the young scientist governors’ award at the state level, which qualified him to participate in the presidential award,” she added.
She added that the Ganduje administration would continue to pay serious attention to education for her citizens to earn university degrees.
The awardee thanked the state government for the kind gesture and promised to pay attention to his studies.
Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday, July 21, 2022, has released the names of the best students who sat for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Prof Is–haq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar said an indigene of Ekiti, Adebayo Eyimofe, scored the highest mark with 362 points.