When Miss Faizal Abu bakar Sani, 17, a former student of Olumawu School, Abuja, was writing her West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, WASS-CE, few months ago, little did she know that the examination would earn her a scholarship to study any course of her choice in any university in the world of her choosing.
Faizal, who was celebrated by her alma-mater, Olumawu School, Abuja; had nine A1 in the May/June 2016 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). She had A1 in English Language, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer Studies, Civic Education and Marketing.
The result was adjudged by her school and Kano State government as the best ever in the state.
Faizal who spoke with Vanguard said:
‘’I will like to study Medicine in any of the famous universities abroad. Meanwhile, I have been offered admission by at least seven universities in the United Kingdom and one university in Egypt, to study medicine.’’
On her reading habit, Faizal who scored 226 in the last JAMB said: ‘’I have no specific study hour because most times I study until I get tired and often fall asleep.”
She, however disclosed that when preparing for examination, she reads and takes a break every 30 minutes.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje on his part said:
‘’The scholarship is 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.