Abia WASSCE Results Excite Orji

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Theodore Orji receiving an award as ‘’Pillar of good governance in Nigeria’’ by the …

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State is happy with the performance of the state’s candidates in the 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination

By Anayo Ezugwu  |  Apr. 28, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT

THEODORE Orji, governor of Abia State, has lauded the performance of the state in the 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE. The results released by WAEC showed that Abia State was the second overall best state in the examinations with 65.17 percent.

Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia state presenting key to a brand new prado jeep to the Chairman, Abia state council of traditional rulers HRM Eze Eberechi Dike in Umuahia
Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia state presenting key to a brand new prado jeep to the Chairman, Abia state council of traditional rulers HRM Eze Eberechi Dike in Umuahia

Governor Orji said apart from his government’s assurances on continued support to the educational sector in the state, he would ensure that all Abians have access to qualitative and affordable education under a conducive learning environment. The governor who declared that education remained the only key that would unleash development in all parts of the state, called on parents to enrol their children into primary and secondary schools. According to him, doing so would help to make them become useful to themselves having acquired knowledge.

Theodore Orji presenting key to a brand new hummer bus to the Chairman, Umuahia North council of traditional rulers HRM Eze Ajuomiwe as his deputy Sir Emeka Ananaba and some other state functionaries watches with interest in Umuahia
Theodore Orji presenting key to a brand new hummer bus to the Chairman, Umuahia North council of traditional rulers HRM Eze Ajuomiwe as his deputy Sir Emeka Ananaba and some other state functionaries watches with interest in Umuahia

“I am elated by the performance of Abia State in the official WASSCE results made available to the public recently. That we came overall second after Anambra State, only goes to show that our decision to invest in the educational sector, was a step in the right direction. And I believe that we can do better than this. Since Abia State is number one in the country alphabetically, we must strive to maintain the first position in all endeavours. If you recall, during the presentation of the 2014 Appropriation Bill titled, ‘Budget of Legacy Consolidation’ to the State House of Assembly, I said that education remained the only key to developing Abia State. To this end, this government is poised to stamp out every trace of illiteracy in the state by ensuring continuous increased allocation of resources to the sector,” he said.

Theodore Orji receiving an address from the Chairman, Bende council of traditional rulers HRH Eze Patrick Ude during his courtesy call on the Eze before the grand civic reception organised in honour of the governor by the people of Bende LGA, at the local government headquarters
Theodore Orji receiving an address from the Chairman, Bende council of traditional rulers HRH Eze Patrick Ude during his courtesy call on the Eze before the grand civic reception organised in honour of the governor by the people of Bende LGA, at the local government headquarters

In a statement, Charles Ajunwa, chief press secretary to Governor Orji, expressed happiness over the development and attributed the feat recorded in the 2013 WASSCE by Abia State to the new reforms introduced by government in the educational sector.

The results released by the West African Examination Council, WAEC, showed that 12 states in Nigeria recorded percentages that were above the national average in the following order: Anambra State (67.85 percent), Abia State (65.17 percent), Rivers State (58.56 percent), Lagos State (56.03 percent), Cross River State (53.34 percent), Bayelsa State (51.66 percent), Enugu State (50.22 percent), Delta State (46.49 percent), Imo State (46.03percent), Abuja (43.9 percent), Ogun (39.92 percent), and Kaduna (39.47 percent).

Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia state acknowledging greeting from his supporters on arrival at Bande Local Government Headquarters for a grand civic reception organised in his honour by the people of Bende LGA
Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia state acknowledging greeting from his supporters on arrival at Bande Local Government Headquarters for a grand civic reception organised in his honour by the people of Bende LGA
[L-R] Theodore Orji and his wife Mercy, his deputy Emeka Ananaba and his wife Nene observing the national anthem at the grand civic reception organised in honour of the governor by the people of Bende LGA, at the local government headquarters
[L-R] Theodore Orji and his wife Mercy, his deputy Emeka Ananaba and his wife Nene observing the national anthem at the grand civic reception organised in honour of the governor by the people of Bende LGA, at the local government headquarters
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