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17-Year-Old Girl Who Got A1 In All Subjects In WAEC Dies

Chisom, a 17-year-old girl who got A’s in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has lost her life. It was learnt that Chisom got 7 A1s, and emerged the best student from her school, Graceland college in Enugu last year. She won many awards in her school, and now death has caught short the life of this Young girl. According to a Facebook user, Michael Okoli who shared that sad news on the platform, Chisom died following a sickness which started off as a leg pain, but became severe over the year. The father of the girl who is a Professor, shared a very touching story of how his daughter died on Facebook. According to what he posted, the young girl started complaining of having a pain in the leg and just like every father that desires the best for their child, he decided to fly her to South Africa because he didn’t have trust in the medical system of this country. “At first, they were happy with her recovery rate, but they never knew it was going to end lik

Watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Insightful Speech At University Of Edinburgh



Accepting the award, Adichie gave a characteristically insightful and witty speech on writing and feminism.

She talked about writing being her first love, and speaking about the things that move her being an added advantage.

She read an excerpt from her new book “Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” which is a letter she wrote after she was asked by a friend who just birthed a baby how the child could be raised a feminist.

“Teach Chizalum about difference,” Adichie began, reading the fifteenth suggestion. “Make difference ordinary.”

“She must know and understand that people walk different paths in this world, and that as long as those paths do no harm to others, they are valid paths that she must respect,” the suggestion went on.

Watch the full speech below:



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