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El-Amin’s best pupil wins N.7m



It was a day of joy and surprise for the family of Maryam Abubakar when she won N700,000 and an apple laptop for emerging the best pupil of El-Amin International College, Minna.

As the overall best, she was  rewarded with the cash prize of N500,000 and the laptop while she got N100, 000 each for being the best in Chemistry and Biology.

Maryam also won prizes in Agricultural Science, Animal husbandry and Civic Education.

Maryam said she achieved the feat through hard work and dedication to her studies

The student, who aspires to be a pharmacist, said she was not very good academically before she entered El-Amin International College, adding that the efforts of her teachers made her become the overall best.

She appreciated her parents for encouraging her even from the very beginning, pledging to be a good ambassador of the institution.

Other graduands who were rewarded with cash included: Abubakar Suleiman (best in Mathematics); Ahmed Agbaje (Geography, Literature and Tourism); Ibrahim Ibrahim (Physics); Happy Dauda (Christian Religious Studies and Government); and Abdqllah Bala (ICT), among others.

Executive Director of the school  Dr Mohammed Babangida said the institution in its aspiration to produce world-class digital students had restructured its teaching and learning techniques to meet international best practices.

He expressed confidence that the 44 graduands of the college, could compete with the best in the world in academics, discipline and morals.

Babangida advised the graduands to be strong regardless of what they may face.

“You are at the beginning of your life. The life that awaits you is long and has challenges. I urge you to have resilience and not to give up in the face of adversity. Remember not to be afraid to fail because failure is part of success story,” he said.


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