- Imo state governor Emeka Ihedioha has awarded full academic scholarships to two best performing students who scored all As in the 2019 WASSCE
- The students named Ugboaja Chizobam Stephany and Alozie Chukwuemeka Favour recently met with the governor at the government house in Owerri
- At the gathering, Ihedioha said that his administration will continue to reward academic excellence
Recently, Legit.ng gave a report about an outstanding 16-year-old girl called Ugboaja Chizobam Stephany who scored all As in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
This young, intelligent girl alongside another bright male student, Alozie Chukwuemeka Favour, who also scored all As in his WAEC subjects, have been awarded full academic scholarships to study in any university within the country by Imo state governor Emeka Ihedioha.
The duo who came first and second in the just concluded WASSCE were awarded these scholarships during their visit to the governor who received them at the government house in Owerri.
At the gathering, the governor commended the young indigenes of Imo for doing the state proud. He said: “We are proud of the honour you have done our state. We are known for academic brilliance and in encouraging you, we have awarded scholarship to any university of your choice within the country."
Governor Emeka Ihedioha also added that his administration would continue to reward excellence and promote academic competition.
Even more, Aic Akwarandu, the special assistant to the governor, described the governor's gesture as a celebration of excellence and hard work.
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"The plan of the Ihedioha's government is to ensure that we give the best to our state and reward excellence and hard work. We believe Stephany and Favour's recognition by the governor will serve as a morale booster to Imo state students and that will spur them to higher heights of achievement in years to come," he said.
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Recently, Legit.ng shared the story of an intelligent 16-year-old boy from Rivers state who also scored all As in his WAEC subjects. The young student also had an impressive score of 330 in JAMB exam.
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