Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki received Ehizogie Jeffrey Aidelogie at the weekend.
Aidelogie emerged as the best candidate in Edo after Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Obaseki commended him and the management of Saint Michael College in Ikhueniro, Benin, for the brilliant performance.
The governor said with education being the priority of the state, his government is encouraged by Aidelogie’s feat.
“My administration is investing at the very foundational stage of education with the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme.
“We are scaling EdoBEST to junior and senior secondary schools, as well as technical schools”, he added.
Former Cross River Governor, Donald Duke told Aidelogie that a lot of people are proud of his achievement.
The teenager, who scored 347, ranks among the first ten highest scorers in the 2021 UTME.
Aidelogie ascribed his success to hard work and support from his teacher, classmates, parents, and promised to remain a good ambassador of Edo.