Oloruntoba Ogunfolaji of Sacred Heart Catholic College, Abeokuta, Ogun State has emerged the best scholar in the 2013 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC).
He received WAEC’s prestigious National Distinction Award having scored A1 in all his subjects (English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography and Yoruba Language) and gathered a total grade of 666.6525.
By this feat, the lad becomes the current holder of the National Distinction award instituted by the council in 1984 to encourage academic excellence.
The 19 year old lad’s success has placed the Sacred Heart Catholic College on the WAEC Excellence honours’ list, and the winner of the Omo N’oba Erediauwa Coronation Trophy for producing the best male candidate in the May/June 2013 WASSCE.
To be considered for the distinction award, a candidate must obtain Grade 1 in at least seven subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, one of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and one subject from any of the three sub-categories of core subjects. In addition, the candidate must obtain a minimum of Grade 6 in at least one subject from each of the core subject sub-categories.
Furthermore, the results of candidates eligible for an award should have been obtained at the first attempt and at the same sitting. The grades would also have been obtained without any hint of impropriety.