A Yobe State student from Nguru Local Government Area, currently pursuing a Masters degree in Environmental Science and Engineering at Hohai University Nanging, China, Muhammad Ibrahim Baba, has emerged as overall best student at the United Nations International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability with his research paper being selected as “Excellent Paper of the Conference”.

The Conference took place between June 10 and 15 at Shanghai, China. In a letter addressed to the spokesman to the Yobe State government, Prof Deqiang Chen, Muhammad Ibrahim Baba’s supervisor, congratulated Nigeria and Yobe State for the student’s excellent performance and worthy representation of his university, state and country.

Muhammad Ibrahim Baba’s research paper was selected out of over 600 submissions made for the conference.

Muhammad Baba graduated with a First Class degree from Federal University Dutse before he went to China for his post graduate studies.

Before now, a Ghanaian student, Eyram Norgbey, had won the Green Talent Award organized by the German government for his research on promoting sustainable environment.

The Msc. Environmental Science and Engineering at Hohai University in China is among 25 young people from 21 different countries across the world who were awarded at a colourful ceremony in Berlin, Germany.

In attendance was Ghana’s Ambassador to Germany Gina Blay. In all the winnerswere selected from 602 applicants from over 95 countries.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research hosts the prestigious awards as part of the “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development programme” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas.

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