Jamb,2019 Overall Best Students,honoured with a Scholarship Award..full Gist
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We use this medium to inform the public the Ezeunala Franklin Ekene,who hails from Abia State Nigeria.The 15 (fifteen year old boy) who became 16 on may 27th had his secondary school at community senior high school,Meiran Lagos State. He was among the top bright students that the school produced,he sailed swiftly and conquered all the SSCE exams in flying colours and proceeded to conquer jamb.Ekene Franklin Ezeunala, the candidate who scored the highest in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has reportedly been offered a $40,000 scholarship at the Academic City College, a top notched private university in Accra, Ghana.
Ekene Franklin Ezeunala who had the highest score in UTME was awarded the scholarship during a workshop organised by the institution for schools and parents at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
He was, however, absent at the event. The College Senior Admissions Manager in Nigeria, Ogechi Ekpe, spoke at the event. She said that the scholarship granted Ekene would cover tuition and boarding for the duration of his programme at the university.
Speaking about Ekene’s absence from the workshop/award night, Ogechi Ekpe had this to say: “We were hoping he would be here today so our president can give him the award. The school is here for him and honour him with this award in good fate and hopes to bring huge Academic impact and to the society at large.
We have to go there and see if we can either take him to Ghana or get our president to come again and give him the scholarship. The scholarship is for real. It is called the Presidential Scholarship so the school pays everything including the hostel fees.”
Her words were: “We have a full scholarship for Ekene. He was supposed to be here today (Friday) but we did not talk about the scholarship today because he was not here. We are to present a scholarship of $40,000 to the boy from year one till he graduates.”
Ekene, who turns 15 on May 27, 2019, was denied admission at his preferred college – the University of Lagos (UNILAG) – because he is below the age benchmark of 16. With regards to this, Mrs. Ekpe said that Academic City College, which offers programmes in Engineering, Business, Communication Arts and Information Technology and other top courses is willing to accept students from 15 years of age because it has system in place to monitor them.
Ekene was first offered a full scholarship by Gregory University, Uturu in Abia state,Nigeria. This Ghanaian institution is the second college to announce a full scholarship to the 15-year-old boy whose future is already bright but can only get brighter,as he sseize’s this golden privilege..It’s indeed a step in the right direction and a big congratulations to him and all those that have impacted him in one way or the other,and Abia State.Ekene franklin has set pace and it’s worth emulating by upcoming JAMBITE..
whojust completed his West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) at Meiran Community Senior High School, Meiran, Lagos.