A student, Amina Yahaya, who currently studies medicine on Kaduna State government scholarship has made first place performance in a Biochemistry contest in Cuba.
Amina is one of the six medical students on the State scholarship in Cuba.
Sharing the news via his Twitter account, Kadana State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, wrote: “Amina Yahaya is one of the six medical students on Kaduna State scholarship in Cuba. She just shared the news of her first place performance in a Biochemistry contest. Our girl is doing us proud!!!”
The Transverse recalls that the Kaduna State Government had in June 2017 announced scholarship opportunities for 30 candidates to study Medicine, Nursing and Health Technology-related courses in Cuba to bridge the manpower gap in the health sector.
According to the Permanent Secretary of the Kaduna State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Adamu Mansur, who spoke to the press then, “Cuba was chosen for its excellence in the field of medicine and I am confident that the beneficiaries who are now ambassadors of our dear state and Nigeria in Cuba will do us proud.”
Adamu had stated that 970 students applied for the scholarship, out of which 124 scored the minimum points and were further subjected to another examination and 24 of them scaled through.
In a bid to the get the best and to ensure maximum return on investment, the 24 students were further tested and interviewed and six of them made the final list, he said.
The beneficiaries – five females and a male emerged after the vigorous selection process and currently enjoy the scholarship which covers tuition fees and the upkeep of the students.