Ogun Scholars and Teacher Win LearnAfrican – NECO Excellence Award0
At the second edition of the LearnAfrica – NECO Excellence Awards for achievers who distinguished themselves in the June/July 2013 National Examination Council (NECO) Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, 16-year-old Funmilayo Olayinka of Charis International College, Oke-Ata, Abeokuta, Ogun State, emerged as the National overall best pupil. She scored distinction in all her subjects. For the feat, she received the cash prize of N100,000, a laptop and a plaque from Learn African Plc (formerly Longman Nigeria Plc). The initiative, instituted in 2012 by the LearnAfrica Education Development Foundation, (the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Learn Africa Plc) to promote excellence and hard work among pupils as well as to identify and encourage dedicated teachers alongside their schools.
Also at the event, 17-year-old Odukoya Aduralere of the Federal Science & Technical College, Ijebu-Mushin, Ogun State, won the New Concept Prize for the Best Grade in Mathematics. The Ijebu Ife, Ogun State – born lass had her nursery and primary education in Ijebu Ife between 1998 and 2007 and her junior secondary education at St. Anthony’s Junior Grammar School, Ijebu Imusin. She went home with a cash prize of N50,000 and a laptop.
Apart from the pupils, an English Language and Literature-in-English teacher, Emmanuel Aniamai, who won the National Outstanding Teacher award, took away N100, 000 and a plaque. The 34-year-old Mass Communication graduate teaches at Charis International College, the school that produced the overall best pupil in this year’s examinations.
A visit to the LearnAfrica’s website of the publishing outfit further reveals while Olayinka Funilayo Tope is also the Ogun State Award Winners, Ogunfolaji Oloruntoba E of Sacred Heart Catholic College, Abeokuta and Sennaike Daniel Jesuto of Charis International College, Oke-Ata, Abeokuta are the State Award runner up and second runner up respectively.
For this feat, Funmilayo Olayinka joins other outstanding scholars on our Hall of Fame.