The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has reportedly awarded three girls as overall bets students in Nigeria.
According to Daily Trust, the exam body awarded 18-year-old, Isabella Gelegu from Esan North LGA of Delta State of Oritamefa Baptist Model School Ibadan the 1st prize National Distinction/Merit Award 2017.
The Council also reportedly awarded two other girls, Favour Ngozi Etuonuma of Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Model a college Ilorin and Adenike Temitope Adedara of Louisville Girls High School Ijebu Itele Ogun State as 2nd and 3rd prizes of the same National Distinction Merit Award respectively.
The award ceremony is one of the highlights of the WAEC's 56th Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee (NNC) 3-day meeting in Calabar, Daily Trust reports.
The NNC Chairman, Dr Lami Amodu who presented the awards alongside other dignitaries, said the awards were a result intense scrutiny by WAEC officials.
Meanwhile, the exam body has announced that candidates whose results have been fully processed would get their results three months after their examinations.
The Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun, announced this development on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, in Calabar while announcing the release of the results of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates.