AHEAD of 2013 June/July Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council, the LearnAfrica Education Development Foundation has advised candidates to shun all forms of examination malpractices. It promises to reward best candidates in the examination with gifts including cash awards.
The Foundation, therefore urged them to study hard to pass their examinations scheduled to start on June 1.
This was contained in a statement signed by Head of Marketing of LearnAfrica, Mr. Allwell Nwankwo, who also oversees the affairs of the foundation.
He said, “Candidates should avoid all forms of distractions and apply themselves assiduously to their studies. They should also stay away from examination malpractices as any academic foundation built on fraud cannot stand the test of time.”
Nwankwo, however, pointed out that handsome rewards await the best three NECO, SSCE candidates in each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory at the 2013 edition of the LearnAfrica-NECO Excellence Awards.
According to him, the awards, instituted in 2012, are the first of its kind in the country in terms of scope and coverage of all the states of the federation.
The awards were instituted to recognise academic excellence, reward outstanding candidates, schools and teachers, as well as encourage healthy competition among secondary school pupils.
During the maiden edition of the awards held last year, 111 pupils, 37 teachers from 97 schools received awards in various categories.
The statement added that the 2012 awards were so successful that one of the joint national winners of the last year edition, Sandra Obianuju Anazor, was also granted a scholarship by her state, Anambra, to study Medicine.
Source: The Punch