MATILDA: A Child Genius


By Florence Umoetuk.

An eighteen-year-old Akwa ibomite, Miss Matilda Wills, a native of Usung Inyang, Eket L.G.A, has emerged tops in the recent Post UTME Exams scoring 380 out of 400 total available Scores.
Speaking to pressmen, the academically gifted Matilda Wills described her route to success as Rocky and characterised by sleepless nights of study and dogged attention to the details of the curriculum and past question papers.

The young egghead also distinguished herself in the recent West African Examination Council, WAEC Exams making As and Bs in the relevant subjects.

Matilda says her ambition is to study medicine and surgery at the University of Nigeria nsukka.

Second of five siblings, young and intelligent Matilda believes that the University will equip her with knowledge and skills needed to broaden her scope and aid her vision to improve on the practice of Medicine in the state as well as make impact on the less privileged.

Her Parents Dr Emem and Mrs Etokikpa Wills, rejoicing with and commending Matilda, described her hunger for success and hardwork as exceptional.

A common trend in this success narrative, apart from the God factor and active parental involvement, was the observed influence of the Preparatory Institution called, the Best Home Academy on the enhanced performance of it’s student.

In the words of Miss Matilda Wills and the testimony of another topscorer of the Academy, Miss Edikan Udoh, who also scored 313 at the recent JAMB/UTME, Best Home Academy, had provided the turning point to their academic fortunes and that of a multitude of other aspiring undergraduates.
This testimony was corroborated by Matilda’s mother Mrs Etokikpa Wills who narrated that her daughter though naturally intelligent had attained more focus and confidence with the influence of the Academy.

Newsmen tracked the Chief Executive of the Best Home Academy Mr Omeh Nwabueze to the number one Ekereuwem Street location of the Academy.

In Mr Nwabueze’s estimation, so far 93% of the Best Home Academy intakes have gained admission to public and private Higher Institutions.

He added, that none of the Institution’s candidates scored below JAMBS 180 benchmark, while about 10% of the Best Home Academy students scored close to and above 300.
Mr Nwabueze said that 90% also gained Admission to National, State & Private Universities and other Tertiary Institutions.

The Chief Executive, Best Home Academy called on government, organisations and individuals to encourage his protegis through scholarships.

Available statistics have revealed that generally, students performance at the recent 2021/2022 post UTME had been exceptionally low.
Matilda’s score of 380 is therefore one of the top scores nationwide.
With this rare and mind-blowing performance, access to Scholarship and Sponsorship for Matilda Wills will be a worthwhile investment towards the enhanced growth and development of the Nation and the State.

Wisdom Bassey

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