Best Scholar in 2013 May/June WASSCE, 19-year old Receives Award
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby News Excerpt 19-year-old Oloruntoba Ogunfolaji has emerged the best scholar in the 2013 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The leadership of the West African Examinations Council honoured the lad alongside two females on Thursday ... Continue Reading
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
19-year-old Oloruntoba Ogunfolaji has emerged the best scholar in the 2013 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The leadership of the West African Examinations Council honoured the lad alongside two females on Thursday in Minna, Niger State. The females are Ifeoluwapo Fasola and Maureen Anyanwu, both of who are natives of Oyo and Imo states, respectively.
For posting outstanding results, the trio received the WAEC’s prestigious National Distinction and Merit Awards. They scored A1 in all their subjects.
However, Ogunfolaji is considered the overall best candidate having scored a total grade of 666.6525 in eight subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
By the feat, the lad becomes the current holder of the esteemed award instituted by the council in 1984 to encourage academic excellence.
Ogunfolaji, who attended the Sacred Heart Catholic College, Abeokuta, Ogun State between 2007 and 2013, with examination number 4280232/098, also obtained A1 in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography and Yoruba Language.
Born on October 26, 1995 to Mr./Mrs. SP Ogunfolaji, the award winner attended St. Bernadette Nursery and Primary, Onikolobo, Abeokuta South Local Government Area, Ogun State between 1998 and 2006.
The lad, whose feat has placed the Sacred Heart Catholic College on the WAEC Excellence honours’ list, was the best pupil in his fifth and sixth grade in the school.
Following his success also, the college becomes the winner of the Omo N’oba Erediauwa Coronation Trophy for producing the best male candidate in the May/June 2013 WASSCE.
Other laurels, awards and prizes in his kitty include the 2010 overall best in Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (obtaining nine As and four Cs), best in JSSCE (NECO) in 2010 (10As and 2Cs), and the 2011 champion in African Gifted Foundation Award in Mathematics.
Ogunfolaji, who represented the South West Zone in Uganda for the outstanding achievement in African Gifted Foundation Mathematics contest in 2012, also participated in the 2013 Robotics Academy competition.
He also clinched the third best position in the Shell Science Award in 2013 as well as the best Yoruba Student Award in WASSCE. The Yoruba Education Resource Centre, Lagos, organised the award.
The youngster is at present studying Medicine and Surgery at the nation’s premier university, the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
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