Faizal Abubakar Sani, who had nine distinctions in the May/June 2016 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has been offered admission by 7 international universities.


The 17-year-old female had what is regarded to be the best ever WASSCE result in Kano, her state of origin.

Abubakar Sani, who has been offered scholarship by the Kano state government, has chosen to study “medicine in any of the famous universities abroad”.

“I have been offered admission by at least seven universities in the United Kingdom and one university in Egypt, to study medicine”, she said.


Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, said the scholarship will cover Abubakar’s university education, postgraduate studies and doctorate degrees.

“The state government is making arrangements to ensure that the gifted children are given opportunity to fully exploit their potentials.

“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”, Ganduje said.


Aloma Muktar, former chief justice of Nigeria described Abubakar’s success story as the dawn of a new era for the girl child in Nigeria.

“Once upon a time, girl child was a second class member of her family and society but today, things have changed for better as both sexes have equal opportunities to activate their natural potentials and strive for the best in their life time”, she said.

Adamu Adamu, minister of education has implored Abubakar to maintain the educational standard she has set.

“We want you to go back to your books on more serious template when you get to the university and repeat this academic feat, entailing reading and researching and through it, becoming an inventor who will do Nigeria proud in future.”


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