Learn Africa Education Development Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Learn Africa Plc., honors students, teachers and schools who distinguished themselves in the June/July 2015 NECO SSCE examinations. The award is in line with the foundation’s unwavering commitment to the celebration and promotion of academic excellence.
Education development foundation rewards excellence in National category for June/July NECO SSCE examinations 2015
Learn Africa Education Development Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Learn Africa Plc., honors students, teachers and schools who distinguished themselves in the June/July 2015 NECO SSCE examinations.
According to the Chairman of Learn Africa, Chief Emeke Iwerebon who gave the welcome address during the National award prize presentation, he said “students and their teachers are primarily motivated to achieve excellence by intrinsic rewards such as self-respect, responsibility, ambition and accomplishment. But if the truth be told, this may not happen at all, except someone picks up the gauntlet to do the right thing: motivate them appropriately, inspire them profusely, and reward them generously. This is what Learn Africa Education Development Foundation has chosen to do in close collaboration with NECO”. The whole essence of the Learn Africa-NECO Excellence Awards is to bring out to the fore the greatness in every child, in the shape and form that everyone can touch, feel and readily identify with.
There are two categories of the awards- National and State. The state category has been concluded and the National category took place on Wednesday December 2, 2015 at the Protea Hotel Lagos where seven(7) students were rewarded. It was a unique occasion where only the national winners, their teachers and the schools that produced them were present and rewarded.
The national awards were presented to the overall best three candidates: Alabi Philip Toluwase of Our Lady & St. Francis Catholic College, Osogbo, Osun State (first position), Nwaoha Justin Ifeanyi of Isolog College, Ojodu, Lagos State (second position) and Babalola David Oluwasayo of Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan, Oyo State (third position).
In addition to the regular awards and prizes to the overall best students in four selected subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Biology and History. New Concept Prize for the Best Grade in English Language was presented to Nanpon Sodhan Burnan from Government Secondary School, Kamkun (Plateau State), New Concept Prize for the Best Grade in Mathematics was presented to Oseghare William Herbert from O.A.U. International School, Ile-Ife (Osun State), John Keziah Dalyop from Imperial High School, Bauch-Wunti Dada ( Bauchi State) received Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh Prize for the Best Grade in Biology while the J.F. Ade-Ajayi Prize for the Best Grade in History was received by Muhammad Ishaka Babachana, Ayetoro-Gbede (Kogi State).
The prizes were plaques, Laptops and cash. The Foundation also rewarded teachers and donated books to the Libraries of the schools that produced the three best performing candidates in each state.
Present at the award ceremony for the National winners were dignitaries, members of the Board of trustees of Learn Africa, representatives from NECO, representatives from the Ministry of Education and students.
At the end of the exercise this year, Learn Africa Education Development Foundation would have given valuable prizes to 111 students, consisting of the three best performing students in each state and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja). The three best performing students collected their prizes in 13 zonal centers namely Ikeja, Kano, Ibadan, Zaria, Jos, Enugu, Benin, Owerri, Akure, Ilorin, Abuja, Onitsha and Port Harcourt. It is also quite heart-warming to know that all the past award winning students are well placed in leading institutions both in Nigeria and overseas.
Learn Africa Plc. remains our timeless one-stop learning resource and they are doing a lot to reward and encourage excellence in the Education sector in Nigeria.
See Above pictures from the award presentation.
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