- Governor Samuel Ortom has offered a scholarship to a student, Goodness Thomas
- Miss Thomas emerged as the best graduating student of St. Clement's Secondary School, Gbaiko Minna for the year 2019
-She was, however, denied admission by another university
Governor Samuel Ortom has directed the Benue State University to offer admission to Miss Goodness Thomas, an indigene of Niger state.
Miss Thomas emerged as the best graduating student of St. Clement's Secondary School, Gbaiko Minna for the year 2019, but was denied admission by another university.
Governor Ortom's directive follows reports that despite scoring 302 points in her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), 278 points in post UTME test and six A1s in her Senior School Certificate Examination, Goodness was not given admission.
Goodness had plans to study medicine and surgery.
The governor further gives assurance that his foundation which runs charity programmes will place Miss Thomas on scholarship during her stay at Benue State University.
He reaffirmed the resolve of his administration to encourage young people who excel in their chosen careers to succeed, irrespective of religion, tribe and place of origin.
Meanwhile, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege has given reasons why he reintroduced the anti-sexual harassment bill in the 9th Senate.
Shedding light on the proposed bill on Monday, December 9, Omo-Agege said it would send a clear signal to sexual predators in Nigeria's campuses that their reprehensible conducts would adequately taken care of by the act.
He made the comment while delivering the keynote address to declare open the policy dialogue on the anti-sexual harassment bill.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng: Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!
Group advocates for Arewa children’s rights | Legit TV