The National Examinations Council ( NECO) has awarded scholarships to 14 best performing candidates in its 2022 and 2023 examinations at all levels.
The registrar of NECO, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, announced this weekend during the Council’s Productivity Award ceremony held in Minna.
He announced male and female best performing candidates in SSCE 2022 as Asiru Ahmed Opeyemi from Crescent International High School, Sango-Ota, Ogun state, and Obidibo Chioma Blessing while Okafor Chima Christian from Saint Paul Academy, Jos, and Benson Ifebube Chelsea, from Renaissance Garden Secondary School, Ago-Okota, Lagos, got the 2023 best performing candidates.
In the Basic Education Certificate Examination category for 2022, Akintola Samuel Oluwadaresimi of Apostolic Church College, Sango, Ibadan, and Onochie Chiamada Francis of Igbenedion Educational Centre, Benin, bagged the best performing candidates award while Ekwueme Ikechukwu Excellent from Kimota Science College, Gboko, and Owuye Faheeza Oluwakemi of Maryland Comprehensive School ( Junior), Lagos, got the award for 2023.
Also best performing candidates were named for the National Common Entrance Examination. They are: Bokare Lemuel Ogheneyobre of Kingskidies Nursery and Primary School, Warri, and Chika Ugu Anastasia from Nana Primary School, Warri.
The Registrar also announced award for gifted children and the beneficiaries were named as Njoku Obinna Adrian of Rosai Kid Montessry School, New Owerri, and Anikwu Princess Kamsiyochukwu from Springfield Academy, Awka.
Some staff of the council who distinguished themselves in their performances on duty were also honoured and celebrated with awards.