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Anambra student wins Best WAEC student award for physically challenged candidates

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Anambra State has continued with its winning streak in educational competitiveness, as one of its indigenes has been declared the best candidate in the category of visually impaired students in Nigeria in the 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate examination, conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

Miss Precious Nzube Mbajiorgu, who wrote the examination at St John of God Secondary School in Awka, the state capital, has just been rewarded by the WAEC Nigerian headquarters office in Abuja for her academic excellence despite being physically challenged.

She performed brilliantly in her nine subjects.

An indigene of Ihiala, Mbajiorgu is currently a fresh-year student at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where she is studying Guidance and Counselling.

Now 21 years old, she lost her sight in 2008 to glaucoma when she was in her terminal class in a primary school in Awada near Onitsha. She subsequently lost some years while adjusting to her new condition which caused her to learn the use of the Braille machine to read.

“Precious has always been a serious and ambitious student”, a Lagos-based lawyer who has been following her educational progression, Chief Greg Okafor said.

Mbajiorgu, who plans to be an academic, dedicated her award to Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo for his commitment to quality education and for his effort to empower physically challenged persons.

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

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