In 2017, a high percentage of the candidates that sat down for the West Africa Examination Certificate (WAEC), passed but few came out with distinctions.
Such was the case of Abdullahi Shittu, who had seven distinctions in West Africa Examination Certificate (WAEC) and scored 306 in the just concluded Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams.
The young man was immediately invited by the Jigawa state government where he was given a scholarship. Rariya took to their Facebook profile on Thursday, August 10, to post the pictures of Shittu’s visit to the government house.
The post reads: "Jigawa state government meets student with 7 distinctions in WAEC and 306 Jamb score, gives him scholarship. From Engr Magaji Abdullahi Mallammadori. Jigawa state government under the leadership of Governor Badaru Mohammed, invited Abdullahi Shittu, a student who had the best WAEC and JAMB results in the state whose parents cannot further his education. The deputy governor of the state, Barr Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, received Shittu alongside his Father and the chairman of his local government; Mallammadori, Hussaini Ubali A.K.A Baros."
See post below:
If you could recall, NAIJ.com made a call to action to governors of Jigawa and Kano states as well as stakeholders in the region to assist and encourage the outstanding student.
Watch NAIJ.com video of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members below: