- In the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, a Nigerian boy, Isa Salmanu, got A1 in all nine subjects and is being celebrated widely
- Isa, a student at Premiere Academy in Lugbe, Abuja, was also named the school’s best student for the class of 2023, in addition to scoring 347 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
- Isa's father, Musa Salmanu, a retired wing commander of the Nigerian Air Force and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke exclusively to Legit.ng about his son's stunning exploit
Lugbe, Abuja - Musa Isa Salmanu, father of the brilliant boy, Isa (Imamu) Salmanu, who shone brightly in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has said he always encouraged his son to be the best he can be.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released the 2023 results on Monday, August 7. Isa Salmanu scored A1 in all the nine subjects he sat for in the examination.
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His feat drew applause from Nigerians, especially on social media.
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WAEC star boy's father reacts
Speaking to Legit.ng on Thursday, August 10, Isa’s father, Musa, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and one-time Kaduna State House of Assembly aspirant said the family tries to motivate their golden asset.
He told Legit.ng:
“We always encouraged him, told him we believed in him, and assured him he was as good as anyone he could think of. He is a determined young man."
“He has a history of excellent performance since his days in primary school. He actually studied on a scholarship; the SNEPCO/NNPC cradle-to-career scholarship run by Shell Nigeria Petroleum. It’s a very competitive program where they take the best 2 public primary school leavers from every state and sponsor them through secondary school. They also have for public universities. So in essence I was expecting a good effort. But I’m over excited with what it turned out to be.”
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Musa Isa Salmanu Rtd, father of the brilliant boy, Isa (Imamu) Salmanu, who shone brightly in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), identified curiosity and determination as the major contributing factors to his son's achievement.
Speaking to Legit.ng on Wednesday, August 9, Isa’s father, Musa, said the family noticed the WAEC star boy’s exceptionality during his formative years and gave him all the motivation needed.