A non-governmental organization, Academic Excellence Initiative (AEI), Ibadan Zone has awarded twenty-one forms for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and five forms for the National Examination Council examination to deserving students in Oyo State government secondary schools.
Speaking at the presentation of the forms to the awardees held last week at the University of Ibadan, the project coordinator for the Zone, Barrister Idris Openiyi advised the awardees to make judicious use of the award.
Openiyi chronicled the success stories recorded with the UTME form scholarship scheme and encouraged NECO form awardees to replicate excellence as well, and also added that one hundred and two candidates had benefitted from the scheme since its inception.
On how the awardees were selected, Pharm. Sefiu Olaleye, one of the coordinators of the event explained that deserving candidates picked for the UTME form award were the ones who scored 50% and above in the selection test earlier conducted in April.
In the same vein, the NECO form awardees were the five best students after all the applicants were subjected to English language and Mathematics tests.
The event was well attended by students, parents, teachers and everyone who participated in the event showered praises on the organisers afterwards.
One of the participants, a teacher from Methodist Grammar School, Bodija, Mrs. Onifade encouraged candidates to always give their best to attain success. She also lauded the efforts of AEI and implored the students to maximize the opportunity and reciprocate the gesture when they become productive members of society.
Banjo David, a NECO form awardee from Methodist Grammar School appreciated AEI for rewarding excellence and he requested that the number of awardees be increased in subsequent editions.