Benue varsity gives admission to girl with 302 UTME scores

The Benue State University (BSU) has given admission to a female student who had scored 302 points but denied admission by her first choice university.

Visitor to the university, 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, Paiko Minna for year 2019, but was denied admission by another university. The story of Goodness being denied admission to study her dream course in the university she applied for went viral on social media few days ago.  Based on the report, Ortom, in a statement by his media aide, Terver Akase on Monday, handed the directive to BSU.

He 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 realise her dream to study Medicine and Surgery.

The governor further gave assurance that his foundation, which runs charity programmes, will place Miss Thomas on scholarship during her stay in Benue State University, and 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 as he wishes Miss Goodness Thomas a successful academic career.