A brilliant Nigerian boy named Inyang Valour Mbre has won a $1,000 cash prize award after acing the just concluded West African Examination with a 100% record, scoring As in all the 9 subjects he sat for.
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Inyang Valour Mbre is a student of Topfaith International Secondary School, South-South Nigeria. His performance in the examination made him the best student in the school and one of the best High School graduates in West Africa.
The Chairman of Topfaith Secondary School, Dr. Emmanuel Abraham, noted during the presentation of the $1,000 award to Valour Mbre, that the school had promised to reward any student who could make unparallel A1 in the subjects he or she enrolled in WASSCE, with the aim of encouraging the students to surpass expectations in their examinations.
Being the only one that aced the challenge, Valour Mbre emerged as the only student to earn the cash prize. Dr Emmanuel Abraham narrated that over the years students of the school had tried to win the award but always fall short until the emergence of Valour Mbre.
“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,” Dr Emmanuel Abraham narrated.
Inyang Valour Mbre who now aspires to study abroad sat for the University of Cambridge International General Certificate of Education and aced all five subjects with an A. He also 1,480 out of 1600 points in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as well as eight out of nine points in the International English Language Test System, IELTS.
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Inyang Valour Mbre also scored 343 out of a possible 400 points in Nigeria’s university entrance examination organised by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB). His outstanding performance earned him recognition from his home state’s governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.