Three secondary school students have been awarded scholarships by President Muhammadu Buhari. The three beneficiaries emerged winners at the 2020 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award Competition.
The scholarship given will fund their education up to their Doctor of Philosophy in science disciplines in any Nigerian university of their choice.
During the 2020 Science, Technology and Innovation Expo at the Eagle Square, Abuja, Buhari applauded the three young scientists for emerging winners in the competition tagged, ‘774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award'. He assured that his regime would continue to invest in human capital development, being Nigeria’s greatest resource.
He said, "This is richly embodied in our youths who make up tens of millions of incredibly talented persons, constantly pushing and striving towards greatness. The future of Nigeria belongs to our youth.
“This administration will, therefore, continue to create the enabling environment for them to develop to the fullest, their potential.”
Akintade Akanbi from Osogbo Government High School, Osogbo, Osun State, came first among the beneficiaries while the second and third positions went to Uwakwe Kamsiyochukwu of Anambra State from British Spring College, Awka; and Aimofumhe Sigmus of the Federal Capital Territory from the School of the Gifted, Gwagwalada, Abuja, respectively.