16-year-old Nigerian girl becomes youngest best WAEC candidate

WAEC, Stephany Ugboaja

A 16-year-old Nigerian girl, Stephany Ugboaja, has been named the youngest best candidate ever recorded by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Ugboaja, a native of Ezinihitte in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, earned distinctions in all nine subjects she sat for in the Senior Schools Certificate Examination (SSCE).

WAEC had last Friday announced the release of the 2019 May/June West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Ugboaja graduated from the Jesuit Memorial College in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The teenager enrolled for further mathematics, general mathematics, English language, biology, physics, chemistry, civic education, economics, and data processing.

According to WAEC, a total of 1,596161 candidates registered for the examination from 18,639 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria, and 1,020,519 of them obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English and Mathematics.