From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has granted a scholarship to Miss Oluwabukolami Adeyemi, the recipient of the British Council Outstanding Cambridge Learner’s Award.
Receiving Oluwabukolami and her parents at government House, Lokoja, on Wednesday, governor Bello said the award is in recognition of her remarkable performance in the 2022 Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge AS Level Examinations.
In a press release signed by the chief press secretary to governor Bello, Onogwu Mohammed said Bello expressed satisfaction with her outstanding performance, which has positioned her as a distinguishedL representative of the state, country and the world in general.
Governor Bello commended Oluwabukolami’s exceptional performance and encouraged parents to follow the example set by Mr. and Mrs. Adeyemi in nurturing their children for success through dedication to education.
He emphasised that Oluwabukolami achieved global recognition due to her intellectual prowess rather than any inappropriate means.
Oluwabukolami, who has already secured admission to a university in the United Kingdom to study law, shared her aspiration of becoming a successful lawyer.
She also aims to excel in her profession internationally, with cross-border access to legal practice.
Furthermore, Oluwabukolami expressed her ambition to play a significant role in government, either by holding leadership positions in Nigeria or contributing to policy-making and legislative processes.
She requested prayers for her parents, who were facing the financial burden of funding her education abroad.
In his reaction, Engr. Adeyemi, Oluwabukolami’s father, expressed deep gratitude to the governor, described the scholarship offer as unbelievable and offered prayers for the well-being of the governor and his family.
“Oluwabukolami Adeyemi shattered the glass ceiling by achieving the highest scores in the examination, which was conducted across 146 countries worldwide.”