The Chairman of Kuje Area Council, FCT, Hon. Abdullahi Sulieman Sabo, has appealed to the new Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja Abdul-Rasheed Na’allah, to consider the indigenes of FCT for admissions and employment opportunities in the institution.
Sabo made the call during a public lecture and celebration of the overall best graduating student, Miss Adamu Talatu of Chemistry Department, with a CGPA of 4.82, 2018/19 academic session, University of Abuja.
The Chairman lamented that the institution is supposed to be a catchment area for the indigenes of FCT, but find it difficult to gain admission even when they have the required scores to study courses of their choice.
According to him, employment was another area of concern as the natives were denied employment in both academic and non-academic slots in the institution.
“Education as we all know, is the life wire and cornerstone of any society and nation for development, therefore it cannot be overemphasised.
“Talatu Adamu is the best graduating student of University of Abuja 2019, a little girl from a remote part of Kuje, has proved that dedication and hard work leads to success irrespective of class.
“As appreciation to promote education and learning, the present administration of Kuje Area Council is offering our dear Talatu Adamu, an automatic scholarship to any University of her choice to study Masters.
“I want yo use this medium to appeal to the new VC to consider our plight and give recognition to our children during admission process and employment when the need arise,” he said.
Miss Talatu Adamu, the best graduating student, thanked her parents for their love and support during her studies in the university and called on the Federal Government to give adequate priority to Girl-Child education in the country.
Adamu said the present generation in FCT was coming up strong with hearty knowledge in different academic fields for total economic revolution of FCT and Nigeria at large.
However, she called on the FCT Senator, Philip Aduda and the Kuje Area Council Administration, to strengthen and revitalise the scholarship scheme to help learning students from poor homes in FCT to advance in education.
A native of FCT from Kuje Area Council, Talatu Adamu of the Department of Chemistry of the University, emerged the best graduating student with a CGPA of 4.82.