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How 18-year-old Benue student emerged best candidate in WAEC with 9 distinctions

Written By Idoma Television on Friday, November 27, 2015 | 1:06:00 AM

Eighteen-year-old former student of Vaatia College Makurdi, Benue State, Master Samuel Nder was on Thursday, November 26, honoured as the best candidate in the May/June West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE) taken by over 1.7million candidates nationwide.
At a colourful award ceremony held in Akure, Ondo state during the 53rd Annual Meeting of Nigera National Committee (NNC) of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), master Nder and two other candidates were rewarded for their performance in the May/June 2014 WASSCE.

Aside Nder who obtained 9A1s in the school exam to emerged the best candidate, 18-year-old, Miss Onyinye Oguejiofor formerly of Marist Comprehensive College, Nteje, Anambra state placed second with 9A1s while 17-year-old Master Oluwatobi Raji formerly of St Francis Catholic Secondary School Idimu, Lagos, recorded 9A1s in the WASSCE.
In the May/June 2014 WASSCE, with exam number 4081345036 Master Nder recorded A1 in Economic, Geography, English Language, Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics with total T-score of 659.4325 while Miss Ogueijiofor’s T-score was 648.5706 and Master Raji had T-score 640.2125.
Currently, the best candidate is studying Software Engineering at Saint Peterburg’s Electro-Technical University in Russia, Miss Onyinye is studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Master Raji is studying Petroleum Engineering at the University of Lagos.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Governot of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, said as a demonstration of the state’s avowed commitment to nation building through the apparatus of educational development.
His words: ‘’we have always welcomed with passion any educational programme that the state is privileged to host. Our passion is always borne out of the convictions that, no nation can ever rise above the quality of her education. This is because education is the vital organ and the very pivot around which all national life resolves.’’ouncil and the nation at large
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