Marist Brothers Bags Award for Excellence in WASC


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By Stanley Amadi

Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu in Abia State recently emerged fourth best in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Nigeria
The rating which is an annual event in which the WASC rates the academic performances of secondary of schools in the federation is an annual event. The MBJ in the past five years have being outstanding both in the south-east and in the federation. Their penchant for academic excellence had led to the influx of foreign students into the school every academic section.
Their well trained staff has being a factor and a force to reckon with in terms of ensuring that the students are well taught. This was proved beyond reasonable doubt when a foreign student born in Austria by name Paul Onyekachi Essiyin who had no knowledge of Igbo language prior to joining the MBJ in 2011 in JSS 2 started taking first position in Igbo language after a section in the Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, the same young lad Paul Onyekachi Essiyin who is currently in SS2 emerged the best science student in his SS1.
Marist Brothers’ Juniorate came fourth in the WASSCE Ratings of Top 100 Schools behind the likes of Lumen Christi International High School, Uromi Edo State (1st Position), Loyala Jesuit College, Wuse FCT (2nd Position), Igbinidion Secondary School, Benin City, Edo State (3rd Position), Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu in Abia (4th Position) Grundtvig International Secondary School, Oba Anambra State amongst other. It is worthy of note that in the whole of the federation no government owned secondary school was among the top ten in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in the May/June 2014 ranking and rating, this then questions the quality of the government school ran in the federation since only one government owned secondary school came in (12th position) out of the first fourthy according to the West African Senior School Certificate Examination ranking for 2014/2015.