Borno State
government has presented a cheque
of N5 million to Israel Zakari
Galadima, who scored 364 points, the
highest, in the 2018 Joint Admissions
and Matriculation Board- Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination,
JAMB-UTME.
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Galadima is from Biu Local
government area in southern part of
Borno State.
Borno’s Commissioner for Higher
Education, Usman Jaha, made the
presentation at the office of the
Registrar, Covenant University, Ota,
Ogun State, where Israel Galadima
gained admission to study
Electronics Engineering.
The presentation was witnessed by
representatives of the student’s
family, principal of his secondary
school, some officials of the
university and Borno’s liaison office
in Lagos.
Full scholarship
Governor Kashim Shettima had, last
Tuesday, announced full scholarship
for Israel when he played host to the
boy, who already secured admission
at Covenant University, and his
mother, Jummai Galadima, a Lagos-
based banker, at the Government
House in Maiduguri.
Jaha urged Israel’s family to release a
substantial part of the N5 million to
the university to cover the five years
the boy will spend in school, saying
Governor Shettima’s only request
was for him to remain focused and
graduate First Class.
Responding, Israel, who the governor
nicknamed JAMB King, said: “I am
touched by the governor’s gesture
and I know that sacrifices were made
to support me.
“I assure the governor and everyone
here that by the grace of God, in
years to come, I will give back to the
people of my state, Borno by the
grace of God.”

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