The Joe Okoh Odey Foundation has presented Miss Grace Unimwoshi Ogbeche with a sum of N500,000 and a brand-new laptop in recognition of her outstanding achievement as the top-performing student in the 2023 WAEC and SSCE exams,Daily Trust report.
Grace Ogbeche, a graduate of Emerald Field Secondary School in Calabar, attained five Alphas in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) and achieved a remarkable score of 326 in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam, earning her the accolades and support of the foundation.
Prior to the examinations, the foundation had pledged to honor any student who excelled in their studies by making a contribution to the student’s school. To fulfill this commitment, the foundation generously donated a selection of textbooks and various educational resources, valued at millions of naira, to the library of Emerald Field Schools in Calabar, which had played a crucial role in nurturing the academic success of 15-year-old Grace Ogbeche.
During the award presentation ceremony, Comrade Joe Okoh Odey, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the foundation, expressed that this initiative serves as a means to inspire and promote academic excellence among the youth of Nigeria. He emphasized that a thorough investigation was conducted to verify that Grace’s accomplishments were the result of her individual efforts before bestowing her with the award.
Upon receiving the award, Phil Ogbeche, the recipient’s father, expressed his gratitude to the foundation for recognizing and celebrating his daughter’s achievements.
Bridget Amgbah, the school administrator, commended the foundation for its commendable initiative and highlighted the positive impact of the award and the donated textbooks in the school’s library, emphasizing that they would contribute to the enhanced performance of the students.