Katagum LGA Awards Scholarship to Student with 347 UTME Score 

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi 

The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Katagum LGA in Bauchi, Musa Azare, has paid Abdullahi Aliyu Garba’s school fees. Garba scored 347 in the recent JAMB UTME.  

Azare said the boy had written the LGA’s name in gold. 

Azare said, “I saw the name on social media, and because he is from my local government, my attention was drawn to the news. I traced the boy through my people in Azare. We identified him and asked them to bring him to my office.”

Azare added, “He was brought to my office, and we sat down and talked for a few moments, after which I promised to settle all his school fees for four years whenever he got admitted into the university. He chose BUK to read Software Engineering. His school fees are about N500,000. For now, he remains the overall best student in Katagum LGA JAMB history as far as we know.”

The boy’s father, Aliyu Garba, said the chairman of Katagum LGA saw his result on social media and tried to find out more about him. He asked the boy to come and see him in the office.

“When the boy went, the chairman congratulated him and promised to put him on scholarship so that the Council will pay all his school fees and other requirements for the duration of four years,” he added. “I want to call on the attention of our leaders to emulate what he has done so that our children can have the opportunity to attend school.”

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