18-year-old Cynthia Ali, who made nine distinctions in her West African Examinations Council (WAEC) test has been awarded a full scholarship by the Enugu state government.
The indigene of Enugu became the best graduating student of Shalom Academy Nsukka in 2017 when she scored A1 in all the nine subjects she sat for.
The scholarship would cater to her full tuition up to the first-degree level in any Nigerian university and she will also be awarded a certificate of honour in recognition of her outstanding academic performance by the state government.
The award was presented before members of the state executive council (EXCO) on Thursday.
Ali received commendation for her excellent record from Uchenna Eze, the state commissioner for education, Ogbuagu Anikwe, the commissioner for information, and the special adviser on education, Sam Ugwu, who described as her as “a role model”.
The student has applied to read medicine and surgery in the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN.
Ali’s academic record has been consistently sterling from junior secondary to senior secondary school.
Prior to this, she has received, on two occasions, a certificate of merit by the Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN) Enugu state chapter.