Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Yobe govt offers scholarship, automatic employment to winner of national chemistry contest


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Yobe State Government on Monday said it has offered scholarship and automatic employment to Usman Dagona, an indigene of the state who came first at the Nov. 23 Imagine National Chemistry Competition in Abuja.

Audu Galadima, Director, Schools Services, state Ministry for Basic and Secondary Education, disclosed this in a statement in Damaturu.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dagona, a 2018 National Certificate in Education (NCE) graduate from Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua, Yobe, beat 1,749 others to emerge winner.

Mr Dagona, however, came second when he represented Nigeria at the Imagine Chemistry International Akzo Nobel Competition 2020/2021 held in the Netherlands.

“In this competition, he progressed to the third round after coming second to Prof. Adalet Adam of Turkey, with Nicolos Matreo of Argentina, a Masters Degree Holder, taking third position.

“As appreciation to this wonderful performance, Yobe State government under the able leadership of Gov. Mai Mala-Buni, has granted him approval for further studies on in-service training to any university of his choice.

“By this approval, the Yobe State government has waived the two years mandatory service after employment before one enjoys such training.

“Usman Dagona’s appointment letter was handed to him by Baba Ali-Maidala, the Executive Chairman, Yobe State Teaching Service Board, Damaturu, in his office recently,” the statement said.


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