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Learn Africa Education development foundation rewards outstanding NECO students

The award is in line with the foundation’s unwavering commitment to the celebration and promotion of academic excellence.

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Learn Africa Education Development Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Learn Africa Plc, has concluded plans to honour students, teachers and schools that posted outstanding performances during 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.

The awards for Biology and History were introduced last year in honour of the memories of two Nigerians who distinguished themselves in their profession namely;

  • Dr. Stella Adadevoh the brave female doctor who literally resisted the spread of Ebola Virus diseases in the country and contracted the disease in the process, which led to her untimely death.

  • Professor Jacob Ade Ajayi, a one- time Vice chancellor of University of Lagos, was a world renowned historian.

Between Tuesday, November 17 and Wednesday, December 2 the awards will be presented to students, teachers and schools who by their dint of hard work, diligence, commitment and extra-ordinary achievements have become role models for others. There are two categories of awards – National and State. The national awards will go to the overall best three candidates as follows;

  • Alabi Philip Toluwase of Our Lady & St Francis Catholic College, Osogbo, Osun State (1 position)

  • Nwaoha Justin Ifeanyi of Isolog College, Ojodu, Lagos State (2 position)

  •  Babalola David Oluwasayo of Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan, Oyo State (3 position).

Regarding state awards, 111 candidates consisting of the three best performing candidates in each state and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will be recognized and  receive exciting prizes during the presentations. The three best performing candidates in each state will collect their prizes in 13 zonal centers namely Ikeja, Kano, Ibadan, Zaria, Jos, Enugu, Benin, Owerri, Akure, Ilorin, Abuja, Onitsha and Port Harcourt.

Also, one teacher from the school of the first prize winner in each state will receive special recognition during the event in appreciation of their great contributions to the students’ success at the NECO June/July SSCE in 2015. In addition, the Foundation will donate books to the libraries of the schools that produced the three best performing candidates in each state.

This is a feature by Learn Africa

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