Excitement as Anambra Student Wins WASSCE Award For Visually Impaired Candidates

Dec 2, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has declared Precious Mbajiorgu as the best candidate in the category of visually impaired students in 2022
  • Precious sat for the 2022 WASSCE at the St. John of God Secondary School in Awka, the Anambra state
  • The Guidance and Counselling undergraduate student at UNIZK performed brilliantly in the nine subjects she wrote

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide

FCT, Abuja – A former student of St. John of God Secondary School in Awka, the Anambra state capital, Precious Mbajiorgu, has emerged as the best candidate in the visually impaired category for the 2022 West African Senior Secondary Examinations Council (WASSCE) in Nigeria.

Precious, who is currently studying Guidance and Counselling at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, was declared the winner of that category at the WAEC head office in Abuja, The Punch.

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Anambra student wins WASSCE award for visually impaired candidates
WAEC declares Anambra student best candidate for visually impaired category
Photo Credit: Precious Mbajiorgu
Source: Facebook

The 21-year-old indigene of Ihiala in Anambra state lost her sight in 2008 to glaucoma when she was in her terminal class in a primary school in Awada, near Onitsha.

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She was forced to learn the use of the Braille machine to read in order to continue her education.

An elated Mbajiorgu dedicated her award to Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State for his commitment to quality education and for empowering physically challenged persons.

“Professor Soludo cares for all, and he is well-focused, not just brilliant.”

18-year-old girl clinches best award in WASSCE 2022

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that I8-year-old Chioma Blessing Obidigbo clinched the best-performing award in the 2022 WASSCE.

She was unveiled at the opening of the WAEC 61st Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee taking place at Lafia, Nasarawa state, on Thursday, November 16.

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However, she was not available to receive the award as she is currently in the United Kingdom for her university education.

15-year-old student beats 11 other finalists to clinch N5m scholarship

15-year-old Adaeze Chukwuzolem Onaro emerged as the overall winner in the 2023 edition of the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition (NEC).

The student of Fountain Heights Secondary School, Surulere in Lagos, defeated eleven other finalists to clinch the N5 million scholarship.

The young scholar, who is free to pursue her studies in any African university of her choice, celebrated the victory with a shout of “Yes!!! I won!! I did it!!!”

Source: Legit.ng



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