A girl who received a scholarship after scoring 9As in her West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been reported dead.
Chinecherem Promise Ibeh, the little girl, was from the Umunneochi local government area of Abia state.
Chinecherem, who was only 15 years old at the time, excelled in the 2023 WAEC exam.
The girl received a full scholarship to study software engineering in the United Kingdom after obtaining 9As in WAEC.
Reports from witnesses on Facebook claimed that Chinecherem had been poisoned, although this has not been officially verified.
One of those who posted the story is Ofoke Bright Ikenna. He wrote:
“An exceptionally brilliant girl child from Abia state has been k1LLed by her stepmother out of jealousy and envy. The stepmother has since confessed that she poisoned her to death.
“Chinecherem got 9As in Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) and subsequently won a scholarship to study Software Engineering at a UK university. May her soul rest in peace.”
@Esther Ify wrote: “Too bad. May her soul rest in peace Amen.”
@Decency Chibest commented: “So sad. May her soul rest in the bosom of the Lord.”
@OgbagaLawrence Blessing Obumneme reacted: “What a wicked world. May her soul rest in peace.”
@Adline Akam Alo Eunice said: “That is the result of a polygamous home. Good things have never come out of it.”