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JAMB: Ortom Offers Girl Who Scores 302 Scholarship

Governor Samuel Ortom has directed the Benue State University (BSU) to offer admission to Miss Goodness Thomas, who scored 302 in UTME but denied admission at the Amadu Bello University, ABU,

It was widely speculated that Thomas is an indigene of Niger State was denied admission at ABU because she is a Christian.

Based on the report, Igbinedion University had early this week offered her admission to study medicine with full scholarship in the school.

Now, Governor Ortom has repeated the same gesture by offering Miss Thomas a provisional admission to Benue State University with full scholarship.

Ortom in a statement on Monday handed down this directive to Benue State University through  his media aide, Terver Akase.

Ortom  lamented 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.

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He said his foundation, which runs charity programmes, will place Miss Thomas on scholarship during her stay in Benue State University.

Governor Ortom reaffirms 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 as he wishes Miss Goodness Thomas a successful academic career.

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