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Ganduje offers PhD scholarship to 16-years-old boy for excellent performance at competition

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
22 July 2022   |   2:40 am
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved multiple scholarship awards to a 16-year-old Suyyudi Sani, through PhD level for his excellent performance in the recently concluded

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved multiple scholarship awards to a 16-year-old Suyyudi Sani, through PhD level for his excellent performance in the recently concluded National Science Competition.

Besides, the governor offered a donation of N3 million to support the young Kano indigene who had secured admission to study Medicine at Bayero University, Kano (BUK).

Multiple scholarship awards recipient is 16-year-old Suyyudi Sani


Presenting the cash reward to Sani at the state Ministry of Higher Education, the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Mariya Muhmud, explained that the presentation was in fulfilment of Ganduje’s promise to reward academic excellence.

The commissioner said the young Sani who hailed from Nassarawa Council of the state earlier won the overall best position in the Kano Scientist’s Governor’s Award which qualified him for the national competition.

According to the commissioner, Sani further distinguished himself at the National Scientist’s Competition, when he came third in the Biology category and seventh out of the 774 candidates who took part in the competition.

The commissioner explained that apart from the N3 million offer, the governor has considered sponsoring Sani for his educational pursuit through the PhD level to demonstrate the state government’s commitment to building young talents.

Similarly, the Kano State government has paid N14 million to Muhammad Hassan to study for his Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence programme in Cyprus while $20,000 was given to a policeman, an indigent of Kano to further his Aircraft Engineering studies.

Mariya Muhmud added that the state has since settled scholarships to Cyprus students leading to the graduation of 27 in Medicine.

Father of the beneficiary, Mallam Sani Musa Abdullahi, who could not hide his emotion, expressed gratitude to the government for the gesture. Similarly, the awardee, Suyyidi Sani pledged to remain a worthy ambassador of Kano State just as he promised to spread the implementation of education among the young generation in the state.