The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has awarded a scholarship to Chinecherem Cynthia Ali to study in any school of her choice, after the student of Shalom Academy, Nsukka, Enugu State, made straight A’s in the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The state government also resolved to present the student with a certificate of honour in further recognition of her outstanding academic performance.
In his statement the Governor advised students in the state to our children to see Cynthia’s achievement as a morale booster that will spur them to higher heights of achievement.
“I was excited beyond measure when news got to me that a young girl from our dear State made A1 in all her subjects at the last West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations,” he said.
I was excited because as a leader of the people, our vision has been to lay the foundations that does not just encourage but also rewards excellence across all spheres of endeavour.
Cynthia Ali has in no small measure made the entire state proud and her achievement is a demonstration of how our dear state can become great again with exemplary performances such as hers. And I am convinced that what she has done will become a shining beacon of examples that those coming behind her can copy and in the process lift their families, the entire state and the nation.
As a measure of how happy our Government is about the achievement, the State Executive Council (EXCO) at the hallowed Chambers of the Council invited her for commendation. The Commissioner for Education, Prof Uchenna Eze, who spoke on our behalf made it clear how excited we were about what she was able to achieve and offered her a university scholarship.
I have always made clear the determination of my Government to not only reward excellence, but also to create the environment necessary for our young minds to express fully and maximise opportunities that will enable the state become a haven for competent manpower.
As a government, we will continue to invest in education. We are aware that nothing liberates a society more than education.
It is on this note that I call on all our children in public and private institutions of learning to see Cynthia’s achievement as a morale booster that will spur them to higher heights of achievement.
I congratulate this our young daughter and my prayer and wish is for more of our children to emulate her example. I also call on all citizens of the State to continue on the path of hardwork and excellence.
Miss Cynthia, an 18-year-old indigene of Enugu State hails from Umuagama, Enugu Ezike in Igbo Eze North Local Government Area, has one of the best WAEC results in the state, South East geo-political zone and the country at large.
In her response, Miss Cynthia dedicated the success to God and thanked Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the scholarship and the rare honour to be presented before the hallowed chambers of the executive council.
She described the governor as a leader with a good heart whose passion for education is remarkable, promising to continue to make the state proud.