WRITTEN BY DAVE OKPOKWASILI
Miss Mitchell Oluebube Ezeani of Dominican Sisters College, Abatete, has been presented with the Brain Award for emerging the overall best student in the
2016 Anambra State Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE.
She was also crowned “Queen BECE 2017” and will reign until next year.
Brain Award is an initiative of BookSense, a non- governmental organization that promotes reading culture.
The award is presented to the three overall best students in the Basic Education Certificate Examination in Anambra State in the penultimate year.
Miss Ezeani who emerged best with an aggregate score of One thousand, three hundred and thirty, being the highest score in the last three years, also secured a scholarship from the Victor Umeh Education Foundation.
Others also honoured were the two runners up in the examination, Uzowulu Charles Somto and Olue Kelvin Odera both also from Dominican Sisters College, Abatete.
Presenting the award, Governor Willie Obiano, represented by the Chairman, Post Primary School Service Commission, Lady Joy Ulasi, said the state government has education as its priority and will do everything possible to ensure that every young person has access to education.
The Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Humphrey Ngonadi, stated that education as an important part of human society, grants true success.
Mr. Ngonadi stated that Wealth is a combination of applied knowledge and wisdom and dissuaded young people from making money their main focus in life.
The Transition Committee Chairman for Anaocha Local Government Area, Mr. Ikeobi Ejiofor and the Chief Executive officer of BookSense, Mr. Cosmas Okwudili, in their remarks, urged young people to always pursue their dreams.
The Brain Award Winner, Miss Ezeani said the award was a dream come true for her.
The event, which attracted students from various parts of the state, also featured cultural dance display.