The Benue State University Visitor, Governor Samuel Ortom has directed the institution to offer admission to Miss Goodness Thomas, an indigene of Niger State who emerged as best graduating student of St. Clement’s Secondary School, Gbaiko Minna for year 2019, but was denied admission by another university.
Governor Ortom’s directive followed 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, thereby failing to realize her dream to study Medicine and Surgery.
The Governor further gave assurance that the foundation he established which run charity programmes will place Miss Thomas on scholarship during her stay in 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.
Governor Ortom wished Miss Goodness Thomas a successful academic career.