A 16-year-old student of the Anglican Girls Secondary School (AGSS) Nnewi in Anambra State, Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, has emerged the overall best student in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB).
She had a cumulative score of 362.
The breakdown showed that she scored 98 per cent in English Language, 89 in Physics, 94 in Biology and 81 in Chemistry.
Reacting to the development, the state’s commissioner for education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, commended Mmesoma describing the performance as “excellent and very outstanding.”
She said in a statement issued by the ministry of education in Awka on Saturday that the performance coming from the state was a demonstration of the investment and priority the administration of Prof. Charles Soludo has given to the education sector in Anambra.
“This excellent feat has brought joy and celebration to her school and the state, as her teachers, parents and fellow students were thrown into a euphoric and exhilarating mood following this outstanding academic performance.
“This outstanding performance of Ejikeme has indeed brought joy and happiness to every Ndi-Anambra,” she said.
The commissioner said the government would “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,” she added.