- 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
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.
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.