Miss Talatu Adamu, an indigene of the FCT, has emerged the best graduating student from the University of Abuja this year.
Miss Talatu studied Chemistry and graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.82.
Talatu said the journey was not easy but was grateful to her parents for their support, adding that she found herself in a society that discouraged girl-child education but was encouraged by her parents.
Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Abdullahi Adamu Candido has made a case for automatic employment for Miss Talatu Adamu, an indigene of the FCT, who emerged the best graduating student from the University of Abuja this year.
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“We are here to thank God and showcase this young Talatu to AMAC residents so that we can emulate her. She comes from an unusual location. She is not from the city or from wealthy parents. She attended public schools. Yet she went all the way and got the best for herself,” he said when hosted her.
“Having proved so excellent, she should be engaged as a lecturer in the university,” he said, adding that “I have told the Chairman of Kuje (her area council), that he must go all the way to ensure that she is given what is due to her.”
Candido donated N500, 000 from the council to Talatu, adding that she would serve as a model for students, especially girls in realising their potentials regardless of myth or beliefs. The chairman also said he would make bursary available to students from the council studying in tertiary institutions by September. He commended her parents for enrolling her and encouraged them to sustain the effort.