18-year-old UI student beats counterparts from Ghana, Gambia, others, to bags WAEC merit award

18-year-old UI student beats counterparts from Ghana, Gambia, others, to bags WAEC merit award

- A student of UI, Peter Seunara Arotiba, has bagged WAEC merit award

- Arotiba, who is a student of medicine and surgery, University Ibadan, defeated his counterparts from Ghana, Gambia to emerge overall internationally best candidate in 2018 WASSCE

- The talented boy also received cash prize as announced by the council on Thursday, November 21, in Abuja

An 18-year-old student of medicine and surgery, University Ibadan, Peter Seunara Arotiba, has received an award of distinction/merit from the West African Examination Council (WAEC), for emerging the overall best candidate internationally in the 2018 WASSCE.

Nigerian Tribune reports that he clinched the 1st prize winner of the international excellence awards for the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) school candidates, 2018, having topped others from the five WAEC nations- Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Gambia.

Legit.ng gathered that Arotiba also received a cash prize as announced by the council on Thursday, November 21, in Abuja.

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The chairman of the Nigeria national committee of WAEC, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, announced the awards at the 57th annual meeting of the committee, where she also named Adeagbo Michelle from Lagos, as the second national prize winner, Master Prince Obi-Obuoha from Port Harcourt was awarded 3rd prize winner with cash prizes.

During the ceremony, three best schools in the WASSCE for school candidates, 2018 from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja-Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Louisville Girls’ Secondary School, Abuja, and Stella Maris College, Abuja, were presented with the WAEC endowment fund book prize.

Abdulkadir disclosed that the prize in this category was worth $5,000.

She said: “It will interest you to know that the winner of the 1st prize for the national distinction/merit award, Master Seunara Peter Arotiba, was also the best overall internationally in the WASSCE for school candidates 2018, as he was presented with the International excellence award at the 67th annual council meeting that was held in March 2019, at Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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“Thereby, bringing victory to the Federal Republic of Nigeria after 11 years, when the Award was last won by a Nigerian.”

She noted that the Council, over the years, has greatly improved on its service delivery to its numerous stakeholders, adding that Nigeria National Office, in particular, has taken advantage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve its service delivery.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a total of 33,304 candidates passed with credit in the mandatory five subjects, including Mathematics and English, in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE ) in Nigeria.

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