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Gov Orji Lauds Abia State's Performance in the 2013 WASSCE Result

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Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has lauded the state's

performance in the 2013 West African Senior School Certificate

Examination, where the State emerged as the overall second best in the

official result released by WASSCE.
The results released by WASSCE showed that 12 states in Nigeria recorded

percentage that were above national average in the following order:

Anambra State (67.85 per cent), Abia State (65.17 per cent), Rivers State

(58.56 per cent), Lagos State (56.03), Cross River State (53.34 per cent),

Bayelsa State (51.66 per cent), Enugu State (50.22 per cent), Delta State

(46.49 per cent), Imo State (46.03per cent), Abuja (43.9 per cent), Ogun

(39.92 per cent), and Kaduna (39.47 per cent).
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, Governor

Orji who expressed happiness over this development, attributed the feat

recorded in the 2013 WASSCE by Abia State to the new reforms introduced by

government in the educational sector.
Apart from assuring on his government's continued support to the

educational sector, Governor Orji said 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 enroll

their children into primary and secondary schools as doing so according to

him, will help to make them become useful to themselves having acquired

knowledge.
“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

position after Anambra State, only goes to show that our decision to

invest in the educational sector, was a step in a 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 to

the State House of Assembly titled, 'Budget of Legacy Consolidation', I

said that education remained the only key to developing Abia State. To

this end, this government is poised to stamping –out every trace of

illiteracy in the state by ensuring continuous increased allocation of

resources to the sector.”