A 16 year old brilliant student, Ejikeme Joy, has emerged overall best performer in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), scoring an impressive 362 out of a possible 400 marks. Joy, who is a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnenwi, Anambra state, recorded outstanding scores in English Language, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry with percentages of 98%, 89%, 94%, and 81%, respectively.
Joy’s remarkable achievement has been widely celebrated, with many people commending her for her hard work, dedication, and focus which have paid off in a remarkable way. The commissioner of education in Anambra state, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, described Joy’s performance as “excellent and very outstanding” and congratulated her on her remarkable feat.
Reports indicate that Joy had been preparing for the exam for several months, with the support of her teachers, parents, and peers. She reportedly utilized various resources, including textbooks, past questions, and online tutorials, to enhance her knowledge and skills in the relevant subjects.
Joy’s outstanding performance in the UTME has inspired many other students to aim for excellence in their academic pursuits. Her achievement highlights the potential of Nigerian students to excel and contribute positively to the development of the country.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Charles Soludo, Christian Aburime, on Saturday, May 5, said that Ejikeme’s excellent feat brought joy and celebration to her school and Anambra state as her teachers, parents and fellow students were thrown into a euphoric and exhilarating mood. This goes to show how much impact academic excellence can have on the community at large and the need to encourage and support students in their academic pursuits. It is hoped that the government and other stakeholders in the education sector will continue to provide the necessary resources and support to enable more students to achieve remarkable feats like Ejikeme’s.