“I have been offered admission by at least seven universities in the United Kingdom and one university in Egypt, to study medicine.’’
Beautiful Miss Faizal Abu bakar Sani, 17, a former student of Olumawu School, Abuja, is a focused young girl. When she was writing her West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, 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.
As fortune smiles on her, Faizal’s scholarship as stated by Kano State Government, where she hails from, will know no bounds, as it covers university education in any foreign country to whatever level she wants.
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 said: “I have no specific study hour because most times I study until I get tired and often fall asleep.”
She added that, “My mother contributed greatly to my academic success, because she encourages and grooms me. My father is a businessman who paid my school fees.’’
On the early marriage in the north, as opposed to education for some girls, Faizal mum said:
“I do not have a problem with early marriage if the girl is already matured. The important thing is that whoever is getting married should be focused.”
She continued, “Even though I got married at an early age, I knew where I wanted to be and education was my primary focus. I achieved a lot in education. I might not have been an A1 student like her (my daughter), but I was good in many courses in school.”