Despite the mass failure recorded by students in the recently released National Examinations Council (NECO) and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, some students have distinguished themselves and continue to make the country proud with their exceptional performances.
One of them is Miss Tolulope Falokun, a former student of St. Louis College, Akure, Ondo state, who scored the best overall result in the 2011 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). She topped over a million students who sat for the same examinations, scoring A1 in all nine subjects she registered for. She went ahead to rank tops in the 2011 UTME scoring 290 and emerged as the second overall best student in the Post-UTME conducted by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife with 336 marks.
As a reward for her hardwork, the Ondo State government yesterday awarded her a scholarship to study Law at the Obafemi Awolowo University for doing the state proud as the overall best student in the 2011 WASSCE.
Apart from the full scholarship, she would also benefit from the state government’s annual bursaries and other packages provided for Law students both in the University and the Law School.
Miss Falokun’s achievement is indeed a breath of fresh air coming after the public outcry that followed the release of the NECO and UTME results.
In the recently released 2012 UTME results, only 49.64% of the 1.5 million candidates that sat for the examination scored 200 and above, with only three candidates scoring 300 and above out of the total mark of 400.
Similarly, just about 10% of NECO’s 104,187 candidates obtained credits and above in five subjects including English and Mathematics. And in the 2011 WASSCE, only about 30% of the candidates got up to five credits including English and Mathematics.
I wish Miss Falokun the very best as she steps into the University. She has certainly done the nation proud.
News Source: Tribune