Two participants of the InterswitchSPAK
1.0National Science competition, 16-year-old Stephany
Chizobam Ugboaja of Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt and
Favour Alozie of Marist Brothers Juniorate, Uturu, recently emerged best overall
and best male candidates respectively in the 2019 West
African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
While Stephany was the overall best WASSCE candidate
in Nigeria this year, Favour was the best male WASSCE candidate from his state
of origin. Incidentally, both students hail from Imo State and have since been
awarded full academic scholarships to study in any university of their choice
by the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
Stephany and Favour were part of the top 81 InterswitchSPAK 1.0 finalists and their participation at the InterswitchSPAK 1.0 spurred them to study hard to advance through the rounds at the competition. This contributed to their overall incredible performance at their WASSCE examinations.
the InterswitchSPAK 1.0 Innovation Challenge, both Stephany and Favour were in
different groups, tasked with proffering a solution ‘to help promote learning
beyond a formal Institution, as a tool to tackling the out-of-school issue
prevalent in our society’.
Eromosele, Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Interswitch,
said: “It is exciting to know that the male and female students who came out
overall best in this year’s WAEC, were also a …read more