For producing the overall best student that sat for the 2011 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination(SSCE) in West Africa, Ondo State Government has been given a pat on the back by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).
The examination body commended the State Government on the emergence of Miss Janet Tolulope Falokun as the overall best student in the 2011 SSCE written by candidates from West African countries.
WAEC gave the commendation in a letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Education and signed by Mr. Austin Aidokha on behalf of the Head of WAEC National Office in Nigeria.
Describing Falokun’s result as unique, WAEC explained that another candidate, Mr. Chuks Ezike also scored distinctions (A1) in nine subjects with a T-score analysis of 712.0972 but that Falokun emerged the best with a T-analysis of 742.6992.
This revelation came yesterday, through the Commissioner for Education in Ondo State, Mr. Remi Olatubora, while speaking at a special event in honour of Falokun at her alma mata, Saint Louis Secondary School, Ondo.
The elated Commissioner described the achievement of Falokun as evidence of the Governor Olusegun Mimiko administration’s radical intervention in the education sector in the last three years.
Olatubora stated that the development had also underscored the need for a massive investment in the sector which the present government had exhibited with the construction of modern public primary schools across the state.
According to him, “Tolulope Falokun’s brilliant performance is the first fruit of our huge and massive investment in the educational sector in the last three years.
We are creating unparalleled conducive environment for our pupils and teachers.