-Three schools in Ondo state were given WAEC award of excellence
-Governor Olusegun Mimiko applauded the schools for their performance
-The state promised to continue to invest in quality education
Three schools in Ondo state have been awarded for the performance of their students at the 2014 West African Examinations Council.
At an award ceremony held in Akure, the capital of Ondo state, the three schools, Greater Tomorrow College, Arigidi, Akoko, Adeyinka Comprehensive College, Omifon-Odigbo and Parker International High School, Akure were given awards of excellence.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko who expressed delight at the award said it was the result of serious investment in Education.
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Breaking Times reports that the award ceremony which was also the 53rd Annual meeting of the Nigeria National Committee of WAEC was attracted by the Ondo state deputy governor, Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Oluboyo who was representing the governor, the commissioner for education, Mr. Olajide Adejuyigbe and other dignitaries in the education sector.
The deputy governor said: “Our passion is always borne out of the convictions that, no nation can ever rise above the quality of her education. This is because education is the vital organ and the very pivot around which all national life resolves.
“We have always demonstrated our uncompromised resolve to support any investment or initiatives that are instrumental to safeguarding our educational legacies in the state.’’
He added that not only was the school operating a tuition-free scheme but the government was also paying the WAEC examination of students of public schools.
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He congratulated the three schools and also applauded WAEC for investing in education.
Mr. Charles Eguridu, the head of national office of the exam body appreciated Ondo state for its support.
‘’The management of the Nigerian office of the council will continue to appreciate the tremendous contributions and cooperation it has received from the government of Ondo state in order to ensure the success of this meeting. On our own part, efforts have been made, within available resources, to ensure that members of the committee are comfortable during their stay in Akure.”