BY DAYO ADESULU
When the JAMB boss, Professor Dibu Ojerinde announced the UTME result of 2011 and Miss Chioma Ezeizu was discovered to be amongst the best students, people wondered at her age and performance.
Some persons who are quick at given comment might say it was not the true reflection of her academic performance. It was one of those ways (exams malpractices) through which students pass exams. But this damsel told UTME when she scored 299 that her best is yet to come.
It would be recalled that Chioma has maintained a consistent academic performance throughout her stay in Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School, Idimu, Lagos. This was brought to the fore recently when her school announced the best academic student during the graduation and valedictory service of 2011.
It was discovered that Chioma has been consistent in her academic performance. The breakdown of her academic performance revealed that in 2005/2006 academic session when in JSS 1, this candidate was the best overall student in JSS 1 and carted away eleven (11) awards as the best student in eleven subjects out of 14 subjects
Moreover, in 2006/2007 academic session, this feat was repeated by winning the best student in JSS 2 and carting away ten (10) awards in ten subjects out of 14 subjects.
The story did not change, in the 2007/2008 academic session, Chioma set a record which no other student has been able to break, equal or surpass as she remains the only candidate in the history of the school to have made thirteen Distinctions i.e. (13 As) in the NECO- JSCE result. The candidate, thus, became the best overall in JSS 3 that year.
As she graduated to Senior Secondary School, in the 2008/2009 academic session, this exceptional girl was also the best overall student in SS 1 and went home with awards and prizes.
In the 2009/2010 academic session, the story remained unchanged as she still retuned as the best overall student in SS 2.
Again, in SS 3, this current session, Chioma did not relent in her oars as she emerged the best overall student in the 2011 Mock examination result. No wonder, she scored 299 in the 2011 UTME result.
Speaking with Vanguard Education Weekly, Chioma pointed out that the secret of her success is reading and jolting. She disclosed that, she maintained nine hours daily reading habit and also take notes in the process of reading.
Chioma who came third in the essay competitions organized by the America Embassy said that she wishes to study medicine outside the shore of this country as the America Embassy keeps her hope alive when she was promised a scholarship if she can make nine “As” in her SSCE result.
Chioma urged her fellow students out there to be diligent in hard work as this is the secret to success.