Student Who Made 9 A1s In SSCE Gets Scholarship From Imo Govt
The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has offered scholarship to miss Confidence Chinaza Nwaozuzu who made A1s in all the nine subjects she entered for in the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Uzodinma announced the offer on Thursday while receiving the student at the new exco chamber of the government house in Owerri.
Confidence, a native of Amuzari in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, sat for the exam in science and arts-related subjects at the Total Education Development Academy in Aba, Abia State.
While receiving the female student who was accompanied by her mother, Mrs Faith Nwozuz and some family members, the governor said he was excited when he read about the news of her success and directed the Imo State Commissioner for Information to contact her for recognition.
“Indeed, I’m excited and very glad for this moment that this young lady made the state very proud.
“I heard the news that Confidence made nine A’s in nine subjects. Most of the subjects are science subjects.
“I was excited to the extent I called the commissioner for Information to look for her.”
He promised that the state government will take responsibility for her education at any university of her choice whether in Nigeria or abroad.
“We will pick up the bills of her education to the extent she will desire to read in any University of her choice whether in Nigeria or abroad,” Governor Uzodimma said.
He said that the invitation was to encourage her and inspire other youths in the state to take their studies seriously.
The governor directed the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, to follow up on Miss Nwaozuzu’s academic progress pending when the states Scholarship Board is inaugurated.
“To that extent, I will direct the commissioner for Information to liaise with family and ensure that our government will pick up the bills that will further her education to the extent that she desires pending when the scholarship board is inaugurated. The ministry of education will take charge and it will not matter to us which school, whether it is in Nigeria or outside the country,” said the governor.
He said without educating children, the state cannot make much progress.
“Education of the young generation is the panacea to banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and other societal vices mostly indulged in by the youths.”
“If any Imo child shows excellence, Government will do the same.”
Present at the occasion were the Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku, Commissioner for Information and Strategy some legislators and other top government officials.
While presenting Nwaozuzu to the governor earlier, Emelumba said he discovered that the student did not only make 9A’s but was the third overall best and will be honored by the West African Examination Council for her achievement.
In her remarks, Nwaozuzu appreciated Governor Uzodimma for inviting her and offering her the scholarship.
She used the opportunity to advise her fellow youths to take their studies seriously, saying “They should strike a balance between their academics and social live.”