16-year-old girl gets N500,000 as WAEC’s best

It was a great delight for 16-year-old Joy Abahi Amuh of St. Paul Secondary School, Otukpo, Benue State,  who was  handed a prize of N500,000 for emerging the best graduating  (of Benue State origin) in last year’s West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The ceremony, which held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, was part of the sixth Annual Literacy Project organised by a Non-Governmental Organisation, 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 stressed the need to handsomely reward sterling academic feats instead of  focussing on persons in the enter tainment industry alone.