The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has unveiled winners of its National Distinction and Merit Awards for the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) .
Master Babalola David Oluwasayo, Master Alabi Philip Toluwase and Miss Nkata Lewechi Ugonma emerged first, second and third respectively among over a million candidates that sat for the May/June 2015 WASSCE.
Announcing the winners during its 54th Annual Meeting of Nigeria National Committee of WAEC held in Lagos, the Head, National Office, WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun revealed that Babalola who emerged first in eight subjects scored 673,7626; Alabi came second by scoring 667,1802, while Nkata emerged third by scoring 660,2430.
He further disclosed that Babalola who is presently studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ibadan (UI), had his secondary education at Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Similarly, Alabi who attended Our Lady and St Francis Catholic College, Osogbo, Osun State, is also studying Medicine and Surgery at the UI, while Nkata from Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, is presently studying Chemical engineering at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
However, none of the awardees was physically present to receive the awards, as it was reported that they were busy with examinations in their various institutions. They were all represented by their parents and siblings.
Also, awards were presented to the outstanding schools that produced the overall best and female winners in the examination, among others.
While Oritamefa Baptist Model School won the Omo N’Oba Erediauwa Coronation Trophy for producing the best male candidate, Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, won Omo N’Oba Erediauwa Coronation Trophy for producing the best female candidate. Loyola Jesuit College also won the Augustus Bamidele Oyediran trophy for producing the best overall results in the May/June examination.