Thursday, 26 November 2015

18-year-old emerges best candidate in WAEC with 9 distinctions

Eighteen-year-old former student of Vaatia College Makurdi, Benue State, Master Samuel Nder was on Thursday, November 26, honoured as the best candidate in the May/June West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE) taken by over 1.7million candidates nationwide.

  A colourful award ceremony held in Akure, Ondo state during the 53rd Annual Meeting of Nigera National Committee (NNC) of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) where he was rewarded for his performance.

Sunnews reports that aside Nder who obtained 9A1s in the school exam to emerged the best candidate, 18-year-old, Miss Onyinye Oguejiofor formerly of Marist Comprehensive College, Nteje, Anambra state placed second with 9A1s while 17-year-old Master Oluwatobi Raji formerly of St Francis Catholic Secondary School Idimu, Lagos, recorded 9A1s in the WASSCE.

The governor congratulated the three best schools in the state that were honoured by the council for their candidates performance in the May/June 2014 WASSCE and appreciated WAEC for it investment in the future of the children.

The chairman of WAEC NNC, Mrs. Anne Okonkwo said the awards are aimed at encouraging the youth to strive for excellence in their academic pursuits noting ‘’it is my hope that some of the youth who are here today to witness this ceremony, will be challenged by these Awards to work harder in order to win similar laurels in future.’’

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