Kashim Shettima, the governor of Borno state, on Tuesday, honoured Galadima Isreal, the 2018 highest score JAMB candidate, with a full scholarship to study Electrical Engineering at Covenant University.
Israel Galadima from Borno State emerges first in the Joint Admission Matriculation Board examination with the total score of 364.
Impressed by Zakari’s performance, the governor invited the boy and his mother, Jummai Galadima, where he honoured him with N5 million full scholarship under the Borno State Ministry of Higher Education.
Reiterating how proud he is of Zakari, the governor said: “It is my honour of meeting the JAMB King Galadima Israel, an indigene of Borno who scored highest in the 2018 tertiary matriculation examination in Nigeria.
“We are mightily proud of this young man, an orphan raised by a single mother by coming first nationwide after scoring 364 in the 2018 JAMB examination. We must identify with our son of Boko Haram ravaged Borno who defiled against all odds and became victorious”. he said.
The governor who will be completing his tenure in 2019, has however moved to approve payment upfront in order to ensure that Isreal, who also made nine distinctions in this year’s West African Examination Council’s (WAEC) papers, does not have to follow-up on any tuition at the State scholarship board.