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Dangote, others applaud El-Amin International School at 20th graduation



Dangote, others applaud El-Amin International School at 20th graduation

Chairman of Dangote Groups and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote are among dignitaries, including the Emir of Minna, Dr. Umar Farouk Bahago; Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. Shuaib Gambo, and Niger State’s Commissioner for Education, Hajia Fatima Madugu, who showered encomium on the owners and management of El-Amin International School, Minna, Niger State during the 20th graduation of school for providing solid academic, moral and religious foundation for the children.


Dangote, who was the keynote speaker at the ceremony, thanked the family of the former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, for intervening in the education needs of the country, saying solid education foundation and quality upbringing are very critical to whatever a child will become in future.


The businessman, who was represented at the event by Alhaji Mansir Ahmed, said government alone could not provide the country’s education needs, and noted that since its establishment the school has made indelible marks in the lives of many Nigerian children across ethnic and religious divides.

The Acting Principal of the school, Mallam Ahmed, thanked the guests, parents and well-wishers for standing by the school, saying the school was founded by the wife of the former Head of State as an investment in the future of the country.


He said the school, which promotes cultural values reflected in positive character, mental alertness, and moral uprightness, is renowned for providing the needed foundation for Nigeria’s arguably youngest PhD holder, Dr. Salihu Ibrahim Dasuki.


He said: “The school educates children from across the country and promotes respect for cultural and religious values, as well as offering both national and international examinations such as WASSCE, NECO, UTME and IGCSE.


“While we fulfill our mandate of ensuring and implementing a balanced and integrated curriculum that is delivered in the most impactful ways, El-Amin International School also offers an exclusive extra-curricular activities ranging from photography, hairdressing, music and dancing. Our biggest sporting activities include polo, soccer, tennis, taekwondo, swimming and basketball.”


At the ceremony, the nursery section graduated 35 pupils, comprising 20 girls and 15 boys from Grade Six, while the secondary school arm, which marked its 19th graduation produced a total of 38 boys and 20 girls in the senior school.


Individual prize winners were Naja’atu Ishaka Bawa, who received the outstanding awards for Geography, Chemistry, Economics, Biology and Civic Education, while Maimunah Haruna received the awards for the best in Physics, English Language and ICT; Muhammed Ahmed Tijani got the award for the best in Mathematics and Farida Ibrahim, who got the best in Literature. Nabila Ishaka Bawa received the prize for best in Islamic Studies, while Precious Duza got the award for the best in Christian Religious Studies.


Meanwhile, the Chairman of the school’s Parent Teachers Association (PTA), Hon. Ibrahim Ebbo, and other guests including Hajiya Kalgo and Alhaji Murtala Aliyu, among other parents and notable personalities lauded the school as the students were presented certificates and prizes. Established in 1993, El-Amin International School is located in Minna, the Niger State on over 10 hectares of land in a serene teaching and learning environment for primary and secondary schools.

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