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School dropout emerges Edo State University best graduating student



School dropout emerges Edo State University best graduating student
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Amos Ishaku from Bokko, Gwoza LGA, Borno State, graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Edo State University Uzairue with a CGPA of 4.80.

He was awarded the sum of one million (1,000,000) naira Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for being the best-graduating student and also won two million five hundred thousand (2,500,000) naira Entrepreneurship Award given by the University to the student with the best Business Proposal.

In his valedictory speech, he said, “Standing here is a miracle. I was once a dropout of school for two (2) years due to the insurgency in Borno State. In 2014, I sought refuge in Edo State to escape the insurgency and stayed at the Uhorgua Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp.

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“Just imagine someone who couldn’t go to school for 2 years. All I wanted was a place to sleep, eat, and not hear gunshots. Upon arriving in Edo State, the people of Edo welcomed us. They didn’t see us as terrorists, and today, I have spent nine (9) years in Edo State.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the members of the Uhorgua Home for the Needy Foundation for the impact they made in my life. I studied under the rain, and many terrible things happened, but today, it’s just a story.

“I also want to extend my appreciation to the Executive Governor of Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki, who came to our aid several times at the IDP Camp and provided support. I would also like to thank the Vice-Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, the entire management staff, the Dean, and all the lecturers in the department and faculty for their contributions to our success.