The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has offered automatic scholarship up to university level to Movel Wokrit, the best candidate in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) and in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The outstanding student had nine A1s and 323 points in WASSCE and UTME examination respectively.
Lalong stated that since Wokrit had indicated that he wanted to study Medicine, the Plateau State Government would fund his education in any academic discipline of his choice.
The Governor revealed this in a statement issued by his Director of Press Affairs, Simon Macham, while receiving the beneficiary in his office at the Rayfield Government House in Jos on Thursday.
Lalong noted that the exceptional performance of Mokrit had brought to the fore the enormous human talent and gifts, which must be thoroughly harnessed in the state.
“The state government will continue to identify and sponsor such exceptional students, whose parents cannot afford to pay their fees, to pursue their dreams in institutions and cources of their choice.
“Governor Lalong reiterated that his rescue administration will continue to invest in education by rebuilding old schools and constructing new ones, as well as training and retraining teachers while improving their welfare for better performance,” the statement read in part.