Three female students from Kano State have excelled at the National Mathematics competition organised recently in Abuja by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office.
The Commissioner for Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru, who disclosed this while receiving the students, on Tuesday, in Kano, remarked that they were all from public schools.
Kiru identified the students as; Bilkisu Hamza from Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Rano Dawaki, Humaira Yusuf from GGSS Mairo Tijjani and Safiyya Abdulrahman from GGSS Madobi.
According to him, the students succeeded in the competition from the state level, to the Zonal and unto the National level, where they won gold, silver and bronze medals.
“This success by Kano female students is a clear indication that we have potential in our public schools. Therefore, they deserve commendation from all angles.
“This is an achievement that we need to be proud of because it came at a time when we focused more on girl child education and also free and compulsory primary to secondary school education in the state.
“The zonal directors and principals of those schools, where the three students came from, and all those that contributed toward the success also deserve commendation, it has shown that they are doing very well,” he said.
The commissioner assured that the three winners of the competition would be presented to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, at the next executive council meeting for his blessings.
He added that the presentation was aimed at encouraging the winners to work hard, and also motivate their colleagues to put more effort so that they could also succeed someday.
While congratulating the parents of the winners, Kiru urged them to redouble their efforts in giving the students the needed attention and care, especially on their education.
The students commended their parents, teachers and the state government, for all the necessary support given to them to succeed. (NAN)