Catholic Schools produce best candidates in May/June WASSCE
Two students from Catholic Schools emerged best candidates
in the May/June West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE) written by
over 1.7 million candidates nationwide.
At a colourful ceremony in Akure, Ondo State during the 53rd
annual general meeting of Nigeria National Committee (NNC) of West African
Examinations Council (WAEC), Eighteen-year-old former student of Vaatia
College, Makurdi, Benue State, Master Samuel Nder, and two other candidates
were rewarded for their performance in the May/June 2014 WASSCE.
Aside Nder, who obtained 9 A1s in the school exam to emerge
the best candidate, 18-year-old, Miss Onyinye Oguejiofor, formerly of Marist
Comprehensive College, Nteje, Anambra State, came second with 9 A1s while
17-year-old Master Oluwatobi Raji, formerly of St Francis Catholic Secondary
School, Idimu, Lagos, recorded 9A1s in the WASSCE.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko,
said: “We have always welcomed with passion any educational programme that the
state is privileged to host. Our passion is always borne out of the convictions
that, no nation can ever rise above the quality of her education. This is
because education is the vital organ and the very pivot around which all
national life resolves.’’
Mimiko, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Oluboyo,
commended WAEC for its efforts in conducting standard examinations and
producing credible results over the years.
The chairman of WAEC NNC, Mrs. Anne Okonkwo, said the awards were aimed at
encouraging youths to strive for excellence in their academic pursuits