As part of events marking the 27th anniversary of the creation of Abia State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has honored three best performing West Africa School Certificate Examination (WASCE) students from each of the Senatorial zones of the state.
The three students who received cash gifts of one million naira (N1,000,000.00) each from the Governor are: Master Kalu Ifeanyi of Ofali Agwu secondary school Ohafia, Master Ogbonna Dike of Ehere Community Secondary School Aba and Master Ezera Samuel of Government College Umuahia.
Speaking while handing over the cash gifts to the students, Governor Ikpeazu expressed delight that Abia State has maintained first position in WASCE, back to back, for 3 years.
According to him, “I cannot give awards to all our brilliant children but I want to use these 3 to tell them that the sky is indeed the stepping stone for each and everyone of you”.
He assured that his administration will continue to mainstream education through the provision of adequate infrastructure, retraining of teachers and encouragement of high performing students and teachers within the Abia school system.