Katsina Indigene Emerges ABU Zaria’s Best Graduating Student

An indigene of Ketare town in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State, Sale Murtala Dandashire, may have already emerged the 2019 ‘Best Graduating Medical Student’ and overall ‘Best Graduating Student’ of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

But since the news of Dandashire’s brilliant academic feat broke out, the Kanwa of Katsina and District Head of Ketare, Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara, has been receiving congratulatory messages from eminent personalities who hailed from his District, well-wishers and organisations, for the young medical doctor’s outstanding performance.

Among the well-wishers is a prominent indigene of the town, and immediate-past Director of Army Public Relations, retired Brigadier General Sani Usman Kukasheka, who said the Dandashire’s performance has indeed projected the unique and excellent image of Ketare District, Kankara Local Government, Katsina state and northern Nigeria, as a whole.

Kukasheka, further said the performance of the gifted medical doctor should be emulated by Katsina youths and celebrated by all and sundry.

He called on Government, well-meaning individuals and spirited organisations to honour the fresh ABU graduate with awards, scholarships, other incentives and traditional tittles.

Similarly, the Ketare Youth Development Initiative, has also congratulated the Kanwa and the entire community of Ketare for producing the best graduating student at ABU for the 2018/2019 academic session.

The awards Dandashire received include ‘Best student in Haematology’, Overall ‘Best in Community Medicine’, ‘Best in Biochemistry’, ‘Best in Physiology’, ‘Best in Project Community Medicine’, and ‘Best in Surgery’.

Others include ‘Best in Chemical Pathology’, ‘Best in Pathology’, ‘Best in Histopathology’, Nigeria Medical Association Kaduna Award for ‘Overall Best Graduating MBBS Student’ and ‘Overall Best Graduating Student of the University’.

The 25 year-old, Dandashire, was born on 6th of August 1994, at Dandashire town to the family of Mai Unguwa, Alhaji Sale Isah Dandashire.

He attended Brilliant International Nursery and Primary School Malumfashi, where he obtained his primary school certificate, before proceeding to Government Science Secondary School Kankara, for his secondary education.

To further his studies after completing ‘O’, Level, the brilliant Dandashire attended ABU’s School of Basics and Remedial Studies (SBRS) in Funtua Local Government of Katsina State, between 2011 and 2012, for a pre-degree program.

He later gained admission to study Medicine at ABU in 2012, and graduated this year.

By PRNigeria