Master Valour Mbre-Inyang, 16, of Topfaith International Secondary School, Mkpatak in Akwa Ibom State's Essien Udim Local Government Area, has been awarded a cash prize of $1,000 by the school administration for his outstanding performance in the WASSCE, or West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
Mbre-Inyang achieved a feat that has never been duplicated since the institution's founding 20 years ago: nine A1s in the 2022 WASSCE results.
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the institution, Dr. Emmanuel Abraham, gave the award to Mbre-Inyang during a ceremony held at the school. He praised the recipient for making the school proud and said that the achievement could not have come at a better time given that the institution was commemorating its 20th anniversary.
He explained that the prize of $1,000 was instituted by the board of governors for any student who could make unparallel A1 in the subjects she or he enrolled in WASSCE, with the aim of encouraging the students to surpass expectations in their WASSCE.
He said: “Over the years, a lot of Topfaith students came quite close to clinching the award, scoring eight A1s, but falling short of one to get the prize.”
He saluted Mbre-Inyang for his achievements in making all As in the five subjects he sat in Cambridge GCE, 343 out of 400 points in JAME-UTME, 1,480 out of 1600 points in Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as well as eight out of nine points in International English Language Test System, IELTS.
Abraham used the opportunity to admonish the student participants to emulate the awardee, who for six years of studies at Topfaith, has enjoyed tuition-free academic excellence Scholarship instituted by the school for the best students in each of the classes from JS1 to SS3.