WASSCE Performance: Ikpeazu awards scholarship to Abia students

GStevenovernor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has awarded scholarship to 17 students – one from each of the 17 Local Government Areas in the state for their bril­liant performance at the 2015 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
This gesture, accord­ing to the Governor, is in recognition of the excellent performance of the students as Abia State came first in the country according to the result published by WASSCE.
A press statement is­sued yesterday by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Enyin­naya Apolos, said the scholarship covers the training of the benefi­ciaries in any Nigerian tertiary institution of their choice.
The statement said the Governor had already directed the Commis­sioner for Education, Prof. Ikechi Mgboji, to forward him the list of the best student from each LGA of the state in the 2015 WASSCE ex­amination results.
It read in part: “The Governor also directed that, going forward, the best performing stu­dent in WASCE from each of the 17 LGAs will receive automat­ic tertiary education scholarship from the state government.
“It will be recalled that West African Ex­amination Council (WAEC) recently re­leased details of the performance of stu­dents by state and Abia State came first as the best performing state, while 35 other states and Abuja queued be­hind.”
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