Friday, 28 November 2014

19-year-old emerges WASSCE best pupil


Ogunfolaji, Anyanwu and Fasola

Ogun State-born Oloruntoba Ogunfolaji leads the pack in this year’s West African Examinations Council Academic Excellence Awards, CHARLES ABAH writes

Nineteen-year-old Oloruntoba Ogunfolaji has emerged the best scholar in the 2013 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

The leadership of the West African Examinations Council honoured the lad alongside two females on Thursday in Minna, Niger State. The females are Ifeoluwapo Fasola and Maureen Anyanwu, both of who are natives of Oyo and Imo states, respectively.

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For posting outstanding results, the trio received the WAEC’s prestigious National Distinction and Merit Awards. They scored A1 in all their subjects.

However, Ogunfolaji is considered the overall best candidate having scored a total grade of 666.6525 in eight subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

By the feat, the lad becomes the current holder of the esteemed award instituted by the council in 1984 to encourage academic excellence.

Source: Punch

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