Ekiti State Emerges Overall Winner Of Young Nigeria Scientists Presidential Award.

Ekiti State has again demonstrated its leadership in the education sector as Master Adedipe Oluwatosin of the Shepherd International College, Ado-Ekiti who represented the State in the prestigious Young Nigeria Scientists Presidential Award Quiz Competition came first at the grand finale of the competition held in Abuja recently.

Master Adedipe contested with 36 other students representing each of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in a keenly contested core science subjects quiz competition and beat the FCT representative with 3 clear points to emerge the overall winner.

While receiving the award winner, Master Adedipe Oluwatosin in his office, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kolapo Olusola congratulated him on his landmark success and also lauded him for making the state proud by showcasing Ekiti State as truly the Fountain of Knowledge with his excellent performance. He described Master Adedipe’s success as well deserved and expressed his delight that the government’s commitment and investment in the education sector have been yielding desired results.

Dr. Olusola who assured that the administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose would always reward excellence and outstanding performance in Ekiti, disclosed that the best student in the May/June 2016 National Examination Council’s (NECO) has been given scholarship to study Medicine at the University of Ibadan.

He also lauded Master Adedipe’s teacher Mr. Emmanuel Ayita and the Mathematics and Science Department Desk Officer in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Eweje who taught and prepared him for the completion for a job well done.

In his remark, the World Bank SEPIP Coordination in Nigeria, Dr. Tunde Adekola who was present at the event commended the coordinated efforts of the government which are now yielding positive results in the various outstanding performances of the state in the education sector.

He urged the government not to deviate from its current giant strides and set standards in the education section, adding that the chains of outstanding performances and achievements recorded by the state in education recently showed that Ekiti State has regained its leadership position in the nation’s education.