- A young girl has been rewarded for emerging the best student in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
- Joy Amuh was awarded a cash prize of N500,000 by Benue state in collaboration with Eunice Spring of Life Foundation
- Amuh said she had been teaching in a nursery and primary school in order to meet up with the funds needed to further her education before the miracle happened
A 16-year-old girl, Joy Abahi Amuh, has received a cash prize of N500,000 as the best graduating student in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Amuh, a student of St. Paul Secondary School, Otukpo in Benue State was handed the cash prize at the sixth annual literacy project organised by the Eunice Spring of Life Foundation in partnership with the Benue Investment and Property Company.
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Alex said that the company hopes that with the gift, Amuh's educational pursuit would not be truncated due to a lack of funds.
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He said it is important to give such reward young people with great academic performance with the hope of encouraging them to work towards achieving the best.
Also speaking at the event, the first lady of Benue state, Eunice Ortom who is also the founder of ESLF congratulated Amuh as expressed her joy and gratitude to the company and the foundation.
The first lady also urged other girls to emulate Amuh's remarkable achievement.
A reward for hard work and dedication to her studies
In her remarks, the principal of the school, Peter Emaikwu, described Amuh as a hardworking, dedicated and focused student.
Emaikwu said Amuh deserves the award of cash prize presented to her.
Amuh despite graduating with an excellent result has been unable to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) due to a lack of funds.
To meet up with the needed funds for her UTME, the 16-year-old teaches at a nursery and primary school in Otukpo.
According to Amuh, she works in the school to be able to save money to further her studies.
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The governor through the state's commissioner for education, science and technology said any form of malpractice would not be allowed by the state.
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He also urged all education administrators to stay away from any activity that would spell malpractice and possibly ruin the educational career of the student.
Also, WAEC had said that the results of the examination taken by the candidates would be released 45 days after the last paper was written.
The director of public affairs, WAEC, Demianus Ojijeogu, also said that the certificates will be available 90 days after.