N5million to Israel Galadima for scoring the highest mark in the 2018
United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Israel, an indigene of Biu Local Government Area in the southern
part of Borno State, had a total mark of 364 in the just concluded
examination, and also had nine distinctions in his O’level WAEC.
had earlier promised Israel full scholarship throughout his
undergraduate study when he hosted him and his family at the Government
House in Maiduguri to celebrate his exploit.
The Governor promised to give him N1million to cover his yearly tuition and other expenses while in university.
the cheque on behalf of the Governor, Borno State Commissioner for
Higher Education, Usman Jaha, urged Israel’s family to ensure the money
is used for the right purpose, and he encouraged them to pay Israel’s
tuition fee in advance of five years to avoid any future rise in fees.
Israel had gained admission into Covenant University in Electronics Engineering.
Receiving the gift, his family lauded the governor for his kind gesture.
Kashim Shettima was a University lecturer. He is well-educated, very
sound and visionary,” Jaha said. “He is extremely passionate about
education and those of us from Borno State know how he is completely
changing existing schools, modernizing them and building many new
The presentation was done at the office of the Registrar, Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State