By Dayo Adesulu
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has, Thursday, in Lagos unveiled winners of the National Distinction /Merit Award.
The trio, Master Babalola David Oluwasayo, Master Alabi Philip Toluwase and Miss Nkata Lewechi Ugonma emerged first, second and third respectively among over a million candidates that sat the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Announcing the winners during its 54th Annual Meeting of Nigeria National Committee of WAEC held in Agidingbi, Lagos, the Head, National Office, WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun said: “Babalola who emerged first in eight subjects scored 673,7626.
He also stated that Alabi in eight subjects scored 667,1802, while Nkata in eight subjects scored 660,2430 to emerged second and third respectively.
Babalola who is presently studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ibadan, UI had his secondary education at Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan, Osun State.
On his part, Alabi who is also studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ibadan, UI had his secondary school education at Our Lady and St Francis Catholic College, Osogbo, Osun State.
Also, Nkata from Loyola Jesuit College, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja that emerged third is presently studying Chemical engineering at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Incidentally, none of the awardees was physically present to receive the awards, as it was reported that they were busy with examinations in their various institutions. They were all represented by their parents and siblings.
Meanwhile, winners for secondary schools for producing male and female candidates in the May/June 2015 WASSCE were announced and rewarded.
While Oritamefa Baptist Model School wins the Omo N’Oba Erediauwa Coronation Trophy for producing the best male candidate, Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, wins Omo N’Oba Erediauwa Coronation Trophy for producing the best female candidate in the May/June.
Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja also won the Augustus Bamidele Oyediran trophy for producing the best overall results in the May/June.
The winner of the WAEC Endowment Fund Prize Books went for the Lagoon School, Lekki for producing the first best aggregate results in the May/June 2015 WASSCE in Lagos State.
Second best aggregate results in the May/June went to Sagab College, Ikorodu, Lagos.
It consequently won the WAEC Endowment Fund Prize Books for producing the second best.
Just as Wellspring College, Omole Phase 2, Ikeja, Lagos won the WAEC Endorsement Fund Prize Books for producing the third best aggregate results in the May/June 2015 WASSCE in Lagos State.