Education development foundation rewards outstanding NECO students

Education development foundation rewards outstanding NECO students

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


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


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 I keja, 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.