It was a landmark achievement for a 16-Year-old Joy Abahi Amuh of St Paul’s Secondary School, Otukpo, Benue State as she was handed a cheque prize of N500,000 for emerging the best graduating student of Benue State origin in the last year’s West African School Certificate Examination(WASSCE)
The ceremony, held in Markudi the Benue State capital was part of the 6th Annual Literacy Project organized by a non-governmental organization, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF), in partnership with Benue Investment and Property Company (BIPC)
BIPC Group Managing Director, Alex Adum, noted that it would aid her educational pursuit temporarily truncated by lack of funds.
Adum emphasized the need to handsomely reward sterling academic feats instead of focusing on persons in the entertainment industry alone.
Benue State government’s wife and founder of ESLF, Eunice Ortom, congratulated the awardee and urged other girls to emulate her remarkable achievement.
Amuh expressed joy and profound gratitude to BIPC and ESLF for their kind gesture which, she said, would help nurture her dreams.
The principal of her school, Mr. Peter Emaikwu noted that she was a hardworking, dedicated, and focused student who deserved the award.
Although she graduated with an excellent result, she was unable to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation(UTME) owing to a lack of funds.
The 16-year-old teaches at a Nursery and Primary School in Otukpo where she had tried to save money for further studies.