Monday 25th September, 2017
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Ugwuanyi offers student with 9 A1s scholarship

Ugwuanyi offers student with 9 A1s scholarship

Enugu State Government has offered a scholarship up to first degree level in any Nigerian university to the best graduating student of Sha­lom Academy Nsukka in 2017, Miss Cynthia Chinecherem Ali, who scored A1 in all the nine subjects she sat for in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exam.

The state government also resolved to present the student with a certificate of honour in further recognition of her outstanding academic perfor­mance.

Announcing the scholar­ship shortly after the student was presented before members of the State Executive Coun­cil (EXCO) at the hallowed Chambers of the Council for commendation, the state Com­missioner for Education, Prof Uchenna Eze, who spoke on behalf of the EXCO, expressed delight at the unprecedented and impressive record.

The Education Commis­sioner, who briefed journalists in company with the Commis­sioner for Information, Mr Og­buagu Anikwe and the Special Adviser on Education, Dr Sam Ugwu, alongside the parents and management of the school, added that Miss Cynthia has made the state proud and de­serves the recognition and sup­port of the state government.

He stated that the recogni­tion was also a means of motiva­tion and to encourage others to work hard to excel in their aca­demic endeavors and continue to make their families and state proud.

The government charged her to remain committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, describing her as ‘a role model’.

Miss Cynthia, an 18-year-old indigene of Enugu State hails from Umuagama, Enugu Ezike in Igbo Eze North Local Gov­ernment Area, has one of the best WAEC results in the State, South East geo-political zone and the country at large.

She has applied to read Medi­cine and Surgery in the Univer­sity of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and has been consistent with her enviable status as the best student of Shalom Academy, Nsukka from JSS1 to SSS3.

The student has also been honoured on two occasions with the Certificate of Merit by Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), Enugu State Chapter (2016 and 2017).

In her response, Miss Cyn­thia dedicated the success to God and thanked Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the scholarship and the rare honour to be presented before the hal­lowed Chambers of the State Executive Council (EXCO).