An Anambra Visually Impaired Student Earns Praise from WAEC

WAEC has bestowed honors upon a visually impaired student from Anambra State

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has bestowed honours upon a visually impaired student from Anambra State for her outstanding performance in the 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate examination. Miss Precious Nzube Mbajiorgu, who hails from Ihiala in Anambra State, demonstrated brilliance across the nine subjects she undertook.

Visually impaired student Precious Nzube Mbajiorgu from Anambra State receives honors from WAEC for outstanding performance in 2022 exams
Despite her visual impairment, Mbajiorgu excelled in nine subjects, and her achievements were recognized by the WAEC Nigerian headquarters

Miss Precious Nzube Mbajiorgu, hailing from Ihiala in Anambra State, achieved an extraordinary feat by excelling in all nine subjects she undertook in the Senior Secondary School Certificate examination. This accomplishment is noteworthy not only for the academic excellence it represents but also for the unique challenges Mbajiorgu faced as a visually impaired student.

Former Anambra State Commissioner for Information, Mr C. Don Adinuba, announced in a Sunday statement that Mbajiorgu, who completed her examination at St John of God Secondary School in Awka, was recognized by the WAEC Nigerian headquarters office in Abuja. This acknowledgement celebrated her academic excellence despite facing physical challenges.

Mbajiorgu, a 21-year-old first-year student at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, studying guidance and counselling, lost her sight to glaucoma in 2008 during her terminal class in a primary school in Awada near Onitsha. Adinuba revealed that she also faced a period of adjustment to her new condition, during which she learned to use the Braille machine for reading.

Chief Greg Okafor, a Lagos-based lawyer closely monitoring Mbajiorgu’s educational journey, described her as a serious and ambitious student. The visually impaired student, with aspirations to become an academic, dedicated her WAEC award to Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo, recognizing his commitment to quality education and efforts to empower physically challenged individuals.

The recognition and commendation of Miss Precious Nzube Mbajiorgu by WAEC shine a spotlight on the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Her story is a celebration of academic excellence, determination, and the importance of inclusive education. As we applaud her achievements, let us also reflect on the broader implications for education systems worldwide. The journey of individuals like Mbajiorgu urges us to strive for educational environments that embrace diversity, foster inclusivity, and recognize the potential for greatness in every student, regardless of physical limitations.

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