The National Examinations Council (NECO) is set to recognize the exceptional academic achievement of 15-year-old Onochie Chimamanda Frances from Igbinedion Education Centre. Chimamanda emerged as the overall best female candidate in the 2022 Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE), scoring an impressive 11As.
NECO has extended an invitation to Chimamanda for an award ceremony scheduled on December 9 at its headquarters in Minna State. Moses Oladipupo, the NECO state Coordinator, representing NECO Registrar Ibrahim Wushishi, presented a letter of invitation, urging Chimamanda to accept their warm regards.
Wushishi, in his message, appealed to the parents and the school to continue supporting Chimamanda in her academic journey, emphasizing her promising academic future. He stated, “Chimamanda has exhibited exceptional talent, and we encourage her to surmount the challenges ahead with the same determination.”
Cherry Igbinedion, Deputy Chairman/Co-founder of Igbinedion Education Centre, expressed her delight at Chimamanda’s achievement. She commended Chimamanda for bringing pride to the school and acknowledged the efforts of her parents and teachers. Igbinedion remarked, “Since the inception of the school, we have eagerly awaited such a feat, and Chimamanda has made that dream a reality.”
Igbinedion further encouraged fellow students to emulate Chimamanda’s dedication to academic excellence. “Stick with those who are making high marks in class,” she advised, drawing from her own experience.
Chimamanda, a native of Anambra State, shared her aspirations, stating, “I aspire to be a surgeon in the future.” Her determination and academic prowess have not only brought honor to her school but also inspired her peers.
As the date for the NECO award ceremony approaches, the entire school community, along with Chimamanda’s parents, eagerly anticipates celebrating this remarkable achievement.