Fifteen-year-old Olubunmi Agusto of Day Waterman College, Abeokuta clinched the second position for Microsoft Word 2007 along with the sum of $2,500 in scholarships at the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship for students held at Anaheim, USA. She is the first African to emerge among the top three since the first edition of the competition, 13 years ago.
The global competition organised by Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is designed to test the proficiency of students in the use of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel and open to students in both secondary schools and tertiary institutions, aged between 13 and 22 year. This year, attracted more than 400,000 unique candidates from 130 countries with 123 student finalists participating in the final round of competition.
The finalists in Microsoft Word took a timed exam in which they had to recreate a an image of a Word document containing picture, text boxes, tables and other features by following instructions on specifications, such as the same margins and horizontal and vertical height of each object. They were scored on accuracy and speed.
To emerged as Nigeria representatives at the world stage, Olubunmi Agusto joined by Ntekim Toluwani and Adonijah Airede emerged best at the 2014 Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist National Championship organized by ReadManna to get the best students in Microsoft Office Specialist who will contest in the World Championship.
Olubunmi Agusto from Day Waterman College, Abeokuta, Ogun state scored 967 in 15 minutes 88 seconds in Word 2007. Closely allied was Ntekim Toluwani from Thomas Adewunmi International College, Oko, Kwara state who scored 936 in PowerPoint 2010 in 25 minutes 28 seconds. Just as Adonijah Oshioselaga Airede from Regent School Abuja scored 931 in Word 2010 in 22 minutes 38 seconds.
The competition is an annual event.
- Visit Readmanna website for information on the National Championship
- Visit Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship website for general information