The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), on Wednesday unveiled winners of the National Distinction /Merit Award, revealing Master Alabi Philip Toluwalase, an alumnus of a school in Osogbo as the second best.
The other awardees Master Babalola David Oluwasayo and Miss Nkata Lewechi Ugonma emerged first and third respectively among over a million candidates that sat for the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Announcing the winners during its 54th Annual Meeting of Nigeria National Committee of WAEC, the Head, National Office, WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun said: “Babalola who emerged first in eight subjects scored 673,7626. Alabi in eight subjects scored 667,1802, while Nkata in eight subjects scored 660,2430 to emerge second and third respectively.
Babalola who is presently studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ibadan, UI had his secondary education at Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan, Oyo State. On his part, Alabi who is also studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ibadan, UI had his secondary school education at Our Lady and St Francis Catholic College, Osogbo, Osun State. Also, Nkata from Loyola Jesuit College, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja that emerged third is presently studying Chemical engineering at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.