An Anambra pupil, Precious Mbajiorgu, has been declared the best candidate in the category of visually impaired students in Nigeria in the 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination conducted by the West African Examinations Council.
Mbajiorgu, who sat for the examination at St. John of God Secondary School in Awka, was declared the winner of that category at the WAEC Nigerian head office in Abuja, for her academic excellence despite being physically challenged.
Mbajiorgu who is an indigene of Ihiala in Anambra State is currently a fresh student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where she is studying Guidance and Counselling.
She performed brilliantly in the nine subjects she wrote.
Now 21 years old, Mbajiorgu lost her sight in 2008 to glaucoma when she was in her terminal class in a primary school in Awada, near Onitsha.
She subsequently lost some years while adjusting to her new condition which caused her to learn the use of the Braille machine to read.
An elated Mbajiorgu who plans to be an academic, dedicated her award from WAEC to the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, for his commitment to quality education and for his efforts to empower physically challenged persons.
“Professor Soludo cares for all, and he is well-focused, not just brilliant,” she said.