The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has honoured three girls National Distinction/Merit Award 2017 in the country for their outstanding academic performance in the examination.
The girls are Miss Isabelle Gelegu, an 18-year-old girl from Esan North local government area of Delta State of Oritamefa Baptist Model School Ibadan; Miss Favour Ngozi Etuonuma of Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Model College Ilorin, Kwara State and Miss Adenike Temitope Adedara of Louisville Girls High School IjebunItele Ogun State, awarded the first, second and third prizes respectively.T
The award ceremony was one of the highlights of the WAEC 56th Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee (NNC) three-day meeting in Calabar.
Chairman of the NNC, Dr Lami Amodu who presented the various awards alongside other dignitaries, said the awards were a result intense scrutiny by WAEC officials.
The council also awarded three secondary schools in the State awards for being adjudged the best administered in the year 2017. The three schools also jointly won a prize of $5000 from the Endowment Fund Book for the aggregate results in to WASSCE for school candidates in 2017
The schools are Assurance community secondary school Ovubra in Obubra LGA (1st), Hillcrest College Calabar, 2nd (private) and Federal Science College Ogoja, in that order. They went home with prizes including trophies.