Mr. Al-Amin Bugaje who finished with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.93 to bag a First Class degree in Electrical Engineering emerged as the overall best graduating student in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, announced the award of a full postgraduate scholarship to the 2016/17 best graduating student of the Ahmadu Bello University in a statement by NNPC spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu.
Baru said, Al-Amin Bugaje, would be sponsored to further his education up to PhD level in any institution anywhere in the world in line with NNPC’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of championing educational excellence nationwide.
“We also want to encourage other students who are still in school to aspire towards achieving excellence in their academic pursuits,”
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, lauded NNPC’s support to the institution’s best graduating student, saying,
“It is very encouraging on the part of the corporation.
“It will show the way to other corporate bodies to follow suit and invest in education.
“It also shows NNPC as not only a critical supporter of the nation’s economy, but also a pillar in the nation’s educational development.”