The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has awarded winners of its National Distinction/Merit Award for 2017.
First prize went to 18-year-old, Miss Isabelle Gelegu from Esan North LGA of Delta State, a student of Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan.
Second prize went to Miss Favour Ngozi Etuonuma of Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Model College Ilorin, Kwara State while Miss Adenike Temitope Adedara of Louisville Girls High School IjebunItele, Ogun State, won the 3rd prize.
The awards ceremony formed part of the WAEC 56th Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee (NNC), a 3-day meeting held in Calabar.
Chairman of the NNC, Dr. Lami Amodu at the formal opening of the meeting said the awards were not based on academic excellence alone as the winners were also found not have been involved in any form of examination malpractice duding the examination.
The council also awarded three secondary schools in the State awards for being adjudged the best administered in the year 2017.
They are: Assurance Community Secondary School, Ovubra in Obubra LGA (1st), Hillcrest College Calabar, 2nd(private) and Federal Science College Ogoja (3rd). The three schools went home with prizes and trophies.
They also jointly won a prize of $5000 from the Endowment Fund Book for the aggregate results in to WASSCE for school candidates in 2017