AKURE – ONDO State government has awarded Miss Tolulope Falokun scholarship to study law at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife for doing the state proud as the overall best student in the 2011 West African Examination Council, WAEC.
The State Commissioner for Education, Mr Remi Olatubora, said apart from the scholarship, the awardee will also benefit from the state government’s annual bursaries and other packages provided for law students both at the university and the Nigerian Law school.
The Commissioner described the event as a very important occasion designed to recognise outstanding performance of the student who recorded A1 in the nine subjects she offered in the examinations, adding that Tolulope also scored 290 in 2011 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
She emerged the second overall best student in the Post-UTME examination conducted by the OAU with 336 marks.
Olatubora noted that in recent years, the administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko in Ondo State had invested in the state’s education sector stressing that “we have begun to harvest what we have put in the sector in the last three years.”
The Commissioner added that the current administration in the state has re-conceptualised the education sector to ensure that it meets the UNESCO standard.
Also speaking, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Kayode Akinmade described the event as the celebration of excellence, noting that Tolulope’s performance was in line with Governor Mimiko’s desire to make the state a cynosure of all eyes.
“The massive investment of the present administration in the education sector is yielding results.Our plan is to ensure that we give the best to our state” he added.