16-year-old girl gets N500,000 reward as WAEC’s best

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16-year-old girl gets N500,000 reward as WAEC’s best

A 16-year-old girl has been rewarded for emerging as the best student in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Joy Abahi Amuh of St. Paul Secondary School, Otukpo, Benue State, was handed a prize of N500,000 by Benue Investment and Property Company (BIPC) in partnership with a Non-Governmental Organisation, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF).

The ceremony, which was held in Makurdi, Benue State, was part of the sixth Annual Literacy Project of the organisation.

BIPC Group Managing Director, Alex Adum noted that it would aid her educational pursuit temporarily truncated by lack of funds.

Adum stressed the need to handsomely reward sterling academic feats instead of focussing on persons in the entertainment industry alone.

The First Lady of Benue State and founder of ESLF, Eunice Ortom, congratulated the awardee and urged other girls to emulate her remarkable achievement.

Amuh expressed joy and profound gratitude to BIPC and ESLF for their kind gesture which, she said, would help nurture her dreams.

The Principal of her school, Mr Peter Emaikwu noted that she was a hardworking, dedicated and focused student who deserved the award.

Although she graduated with an excellent result, she was unable to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) due to a lack of funds.

16-year-old Joy teaches at a nursery and primary school in Otukpo where she had tried to save money to further studies.

16-year-old girl gets N500,000 reward as WAEC’s best

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