A student of Anglican Girls Secondary School (AGSS) Nnewi, Anambra state who goes by the name Ejikeme Joy, has emerged as the overall highest performer in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with an aggregate score of 362.
Joy received scores of 98%, 89%, 94%, and 81% in English Language, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry, respectively.
Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, the commissioner of education in Anambra State, described her performance as “excellent and very outstanding” and complimented it.
With a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime to Governor Charles Soludo, the state government also reacted to the news stating that Ejikeme’s outstanding achievement caused her school and the state of Anambra to rejoice and celebrate as her teachers, parents, and other students were put in an ecstatic and exciting mood.
The statement reads;
“Anambra state has once again demonstrated its pride of place as the cradle of academic excellence in the country. “Following the outstanding result, Anambra State Commissioner of Education, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, has commended the brilliant performance by Ms. Ejikeme Joy, describing it as “excellent and very outstanding.
This result has demonstrated the investment and priority the administration of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo accords the education sector in the state. “This outstanding performance of Ejikeme has, indeed, brought joy and happiness to every Ndi-Anambra. We are proud of her, and we will monitor her academic progression as she pursues whatever career she desires. We are proud of her and grateful to Governor Soludo for giving top priority to education in the state.
Ejikeme Joy’s outstanding performance has also elicited reactions from the public, with many Nigerians congratulating her on social media platforms.
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