An outstanding student of the Nigerian Air Force Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Master Peter Seunara Arotiba, has been honoured with the West African Examination Council’s (WAEC) International Excellence Awards for his outstanding performance in the 2018 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The brilliant student received the hnour alongside Miss Wilhermina Opoku from Ghana and Miss Brago Sarpong Afrifa, also from Ghana, who emerged second and third respectively.
Arotiba had a total score of 657.8256 to beat the second and third prize winners to the first prize. The Augustus Bandele Oyediran Best Candidate in West Africa Award was also presented to him.
Mr. Demian Ojijeogu, Spokesman of WAEC, in a statement issued yesterday, stated that the three winners emerged from a total of 1,976,537 candidates, who sat for the 2018 WASSCE in The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
The winners were specially honoured at the opening ceremony of the 67th Annual Meeting of WAEC which was held in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
WAEC appealed to international donor agencies, corporate organizations and philanthropic individuals to collaborate with the council by instituting other awards to encourage more students in the sub-region to strive for academic excellence.
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