A brilliant girl from Imo State, Miss Confidence Chinaza Nwaozuzu has been rewarded by Governor Hope Uzodinma for scoring 9 As in the 2021 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
The Imo State Governor rewarded the girl with state scholarship in a local or foreign university.
Nwaozuzu made 9As in both the science and arts subjects and came third nationally.
She is a student of Total Education Development Academy, Aba in Abia State but hails from Amuzari in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
Receiving the girl on Thursday at the Government House Owerri in the company of her mother and siblings, Governor Uzodimma pledged on behalf of the Imo State government to train Miss Nwaozuzu in any university of her choice.
“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.
Uzodimma said when he read about the feat by the girl and that she is from Imo State, he directed that she be fished out and invited so that government can encourage her and through that spur other youths in the state to take their studies seriously.
“The invitation to them is to identify with her successes and to set example for other students both in secondary and tertiary Institutions to take their studies serious.”
He said he was excited over the lady’s performance, noting that government is determined to ensure she continues with her educational career.
The governor further directed the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba to follow up on Miss Nwaozuzu’s academic progress pending when the Scholarship Board is inaugurated.
“if any Imo child shows excellence, Government will do the same,” Uzodimma said.
Presenting Miss Nwaozuzu to the Governor earlier, Emelumba informed that Governor Uzodimma actually directed him to fish out the girl and bring her for encouragement by the State Government.
The Commissioner said that he discovered that Miss Nwaozuzu not only made 9As in SSCE but also came overall 3rd in the SSCE and will soon be honoured by the West African Examination Council for her feat.
Miss Nwaozuzu appreciated Governor Uzodimma for the privilege of inviting her and giving her lifelong empowerment, which is education.
She used the opportunity to advise her fellow youths to take their studies seriously. “They should strike a balance between their academics and social life.”
Miss Nwaozuzu’s mother, Mrs. Faith Nwaozuzu led her siblings and other members of the family to the event.