The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), yesterday, in Lagos unveiled winners of the National Distinction /Merit Award.
The trio, Master Babalola David Oluwasayo, Master Alabi Philip Toluwase and Miss Nkata Lewechi Ugonma emerged first, second 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 held in Agidingbi, Lagos, the Head, National Office, WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun, said: “Babalola who emerged first in eight subjects scored 673,7626.
He also stated that 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.