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Meet Okafor Christian, a 17-yr-old genius with best 2023 NECO result

Okafor Christian

Okafor Christian, a former student of St. Paul’s Academy Jos in Plateau State was adjusted as the best of all candidates that sat the 2023 NECO June/July Senior Secondary Examination in Nigeria.

 The genius teen started his academic journey at the Excellence Bridge International Nursery and Primary School, Jos where he excelled academically.

Continuing on the flourishing wings of success and excellence, he proceeded to St. Paul’s Academy where with sheer determination and hard work he recorded an outstanding feat by scoring A1 in the nine subjects; English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Economics, Civic Education, Marketing and Computer Science he sat in NECO.

For the outstanding results in the nine subjects he took in the 2023 NECO June/July examination, the soft-spoken gentleman was rewarded with the sum of N1 million by Learn Africa Plc in the 2024 Excellence Awards held recently in Lagos.

Even though he is the last born in a family of nine, the young Okafor is ready to toy with his academic quest, as he sets his eyes on becoming an Oncologist in the future.

“I was reading six hours every night, and also ensured that I was not distracted by the social media, I only visited it when I needed that,” he said

Speaking about his style of studying that earned such an excellent result, he explained that one thing about his approach to reading is to read when he is ready to learn; hence, he does not read to impress, nor force himself to study.

“I read when I’m in the mood, that’s when I’m efficient. I read like six hours in the night,” he said.

Besides, he explained that he had a circle of friends who were academically ambitious which served as a motivation to him.

The 200-level student, who is currently studying Medicine and Surgery at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra State said he is passionate about research and is also seeking to understand the intersection between medicine and technology.

Having lived in Jos, the capital of Plateau State where he had all his education before he got admission into the university for his tertiary academic conquest, Okafor said, he loves research and programming a lot.

In recognition of his exceptional performance, Learn Africa Plc honoured him along with other outstanding candidates with prize money for each of them.

According to Emeke Iwerebon, the chairman of Learn Africa, the cash gift was a token of appreciation symbolizing the company’s commitment to encouraging academic excellence and supporting the students’ future endeavours.