Members of the Old Boys’ Association of Government Secondary School, Owerri (class of 1990-1995) have presented academic excellence awards to students of the school.
The awards were presented to the star students during the silver jubilee reunion dinner of the class of 1990-95 held in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The recipients are Ugwoeruchukwu Caleb, best student in SS1; Osuji Jamachi, best student in SS2; Sunday Onyebuchi, best student in JS2; Amarikwa Chimuanya, best student in JS3 and best student in Mathematics.
The chairman of the association, Ifeanyi Ukaeru, thanked Dr Chinedu Ejike and Mr George Ikenna Njoku of the class of 1995 for instituting the award to promote excellence in learning and inspire the younger generation to excel in their studies.
Dr Chinedu Ejike award for best student in Mathematics in SS2 is in memory of his late father who was a professor of mathematics.
Similarly, George Ikenna Njoku award for the best student in Mathematics in JS2 is in memory of his late mother, who was a Mathematics teacher. These two sets of awards will run for a minimum of five years, subject to further review and each awardee will receive a token of N50,000.
“The Old Boys Association also instituted another award for the best students from JS2 to SS2 and they will receive 100 dollars each,’’ he said.
Ukaeru commended the staff and management of the school for maintaining the high academic standard in the school noted for producing great leaders, achievers and reputable names in Nigeria and beyond.