Sheikh Gummi Academy graduates excellent students
It was a scene of joy and glamour at the Sheikh Abubakar Gummi Academy in Abuja last weekend where two out of the 50 graduating students were announced as top best in academic performance.
At the graduation and prize giving day, Fauziya Yahaya, the outgoing head girl wrote her name in gold as she scored 286, way above the cut-off point for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The second, Umar Farouk scored 280 point as well.
Chairman of the school’s governing body, Dr. Al- Mustapha Abubakar said the school has always displayed an award of excellence since its establishment despite the challenges.
He added that the significance of the school is about grooming students in conformities of Islamic religion. “We teach the students both Islamic and Western Knowledge and at the end of the day, students are so fluent in Arabic language,” he said.
Dr Abubakar also advised the graduating students to imbibe and continue with the teachings of the school adding that they should be steadfast and be good citizens of the country.
Commending the students, the principal, Mallam Suleiman Garba said the excellent performance of the students was a result of hard work noting that they should continue with the trend to excel even when they move to a higher institution.
He said, “The students really showed interest in reading as they were placed in a special coaching for about five months and relevant software to the examination were also used to train them.
“None of our students made less than the cut-off point which is 175, and we have a lot of them that made up to 200 points. For us, this is the best record we have got,” he said.
Suleiman advised the graduates to emulate a life of a role model adding that they shouldn’t forget all the good skills their teachers have taught them about life.
“Wherever you go you should always exhibit good character and show the emblems of good practice of Islam” he added.
Ms Yahaya, the 15 year old and overall best graduating students glorified the Almighty for making her dream come true adding that her sleepless night paid off.
“I read my eyes out while others were sleeping; and I thank God for everything,” she said.
She would love to study medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to become a Medical doctor someday.