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Reps Akpanke offers 16-year-old with highest JAMB score scholarship

The Member Representing Obanliku/Obudu/Bekwerra Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Peter Akpanke, has awarded a scholarship to Stephen Apebende, the 16-year-old boy who achieved an impressive score of 356 in the 2024 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the highest from Cross River State.

Akpanke, who expressed pride in Stephen’s achievement, said he was inspired to offer the scholarship to encourage other young people to take their studies seriously.

He praised Apebende for his dedication to his studies, particularly in an era where many young people are focused on getting rich quickly.

“This young boy’s achievement is remarkable, and he deserves all the support he can get. As my constituent, I’m proud to offer him a scholarship for his undergraduate studies, and I hope this will inspire others to follow in his footsteps,” Akpanke said.

The lawmaker also called on the Cross River State Government to recognise Apebende’s achievement and offer him the necessary support to pursue his academic dreams.

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While calling on other young people in his constituency and across the state to take whatever they’re doing seriously, he said “As his Rep, I’m very proud that this young boy has shown intellect and spirit of resistance the OBO people are known for. Today he’s discussed across the state because he kept his head down to study. I encourage other young people to take whatever their hands find doing seriously. There’s no shortcut to success. Once again, congratulations to Stephen.”

CONVERSEER reports that 16-year-old Stephen Unimawho Apebende is a native of Obudu local government area of the state and has consistently demonstrated a passion for learning and a natural aptitude for academic success.

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