An Information and Communications Technology Company, Vatebra Limited, in partnership with the West African Examinations Council, Nigeria, have given out cash prizes to best schools and candidates in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination.
The awards were presented to the various winners at the formal opening ceremony of the 59th annual meeting of the Nigeria National Committee held in Ibadan.
The best school, Ayebode High School, Ekiti State was the winner of the WAEC/VATEBRA Merit Award for best public Secondary School in Sciences, (Chemistry, Biology And Physics) in Nigeria and it received a cash prize of N1.5m.
Community Secondary School, Abajah, Owerri, Imo State, was the Overall Best Public Secondary School in all subjects in Nigeria and it got a cash prize of N2.5m.
Also, Okorie Nkechinyere of the Federal College of Education Technical Secondary School, Akoka, Lagos State, was awarded winner of the WAEC/VATEBRA Merit Award for Best Overall Female Candidate in Public Secondary Schools in all subjects and was presented with N500, 000 while Adeosun Ayotunde of Airforce Comprehensive School, Iyana Offa, Oyo State, was awarded winner of the WAEC/VATEBRA Merit Award for Best Overall male candidate in Public Secondary School in all subjects and also got a cash prize of N500, 000.
The Head, Educational Bodies at Vatebra Limited, Oluwole Aduloju, said, “One major criterion to be met by winners of the WAEC/VATEBRA merit award is to be outstanding and be without blemish knowing that this driving principle also transcends from one of our organisational core value of excellence.”
On the other hand, the Head of National Office, West African Examinations Council, Patrick Areghan, gave a brief background of the awards and the milestones achieved by the foremost examination body in recent years.