The Edo State House of Assembly has celebrated the academic achievements of Ajagun Ovoita Gold, a 15-year-old student who hails from Ososo in the Akoko-Edo local government area.
Ajagun achieved a remarkable score of 335 in the recent Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and obtained eight A1 grades in the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Ajagun is a student of Gloryland Secondary School in Igarra, the local government’s headquarters.
Whiz Ajagun honored by Edo state
He was welcomed by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Hon Blessing Agbebaku, who expressed his delight at Ajagun’s outstanding academic performance. To further encourage his efforts, the Speaker announced a one-year scholarship for the young scholar.
In a symbolic gesture, Ajagun was appointed as a one-day Speaker and presided over a mock session of the State House of Assembly.
During this session, he advocated for an increase in the budgetary allocation for the education sector. His call emphasized the importance of providing quality education to all school-age children in the state.
Hon Donald Okogbe, the representative of Akoko-Edo II, Ajagun’s constituency, also recognized the student’s achievements. He awarded a one-million-naira scholarship to Ajagun and pledged that this scholarship would become an annual initiative for his constituents over the next four years.
Ajagun will undergo a three-month computer training program to prepare him for his upcoming academic pursuits.
Hon Okogbe called on well-meaning individuals to support Ajagun in achieving his lifelong goal of becoming a medical doctor.
The lawmaker, who chairs the committee on Information at the Edo State House of Assembly, acknowledged that the Speaker’s generous scholarship would cover the first two years of Ajagun’s university education.