ABC 2016/2017 Done, Prospective Winners Awaited
The long awaited Competition that exposes students to External Examination and a replica of SSCE/UTME and also awards scholarship to students to writing SSCE/UTME for FREE, Aspiring the Best Competition (ABC), has come and gone. The competition was held at St. Margaret High School, Ilesa, Osun State on Saturday 29th October, 2016 between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm.
106 In- and Out-of-school youth applied to participate in the competition but only 99 students actually wrote the competition. This population was 60% less than the population that competed in the last edition of the competition held in the year 2015. The low turnout could not be far from the expectation of both parents and students that the state government would pay for the WAEC fee of their children – an hope that has been dashed as the state government has come out to announce his non-sponsoring the WAEC of Osun students, including the 782 students that passed the state Qualifying Examination out of 34,362 students that sat for the examination.
The Back of the Examination Questions with the list of our SPONSORS that have BUSINESS NAME
Every student who makes the cut-off mark of 75%, an aggregate score of the 4 subjects they wrote, in this competition (Aspiring the Best Competition) enjoys a scholarship to writing any examination of his/her choice for FREE (either WAEC, NECO, GCE or UTME); he/she is inducted into ABC Scholars Forum and/or ISERH Ambassadors Forum; he/she uses the appellation ‘ABC Scholar’ and/or ‘ISERH Ambassador’ before his/her name; he/she undergoes a Leadership and Mentoring Class for a period of 1 year; and get connected with other ISERH Ambassadors. Candidates were tested in 4 Subjects: Mathematics, English Language and any other 2 Subjects of their choice, with each subject carries 25 Marks.
Less than 3 years this program commenced, 54 students had won the Scholarship and are known and called ABC Scholars/ISERH Ambassadors. 30 of the scholarship recipients are now in various Higher Institutions of Learning reading courses ranging from Medicine, Medical Rehabilitation, Nursing, Computer Science, Anatomy, Accounting, Electrical Engineering, Biochemistry, PPE, Quantity Survey etc.
A candidate seriously engrossed in solving Mathematical Questions during the Examination
The scorers of 50% – 74% smile home with Consolation Prizes ranging from Reading Materials to Writing Materials. Over 350 students have received the Consolation Prizes of this organization.
Every teacher who coaches a winner for this competition is also honoured with ISERH Excellent Teacher Award. 12 Teachers won this award last year having mentored winners for the last edition
Through this project, we are contributing our quotas to reducing the failure rates in Osun State and Nigerian, and as well in reducing the number of youth that would have dropped out of schools or been roaming about the street consequent to their parents’ inability to pay for their SSCE/UTME. This competition gives second chance to the students whose parents wouldn’t want to obtain any examination forms for them again, as a result of his failure records. This project also encourages and motivates the already demotivated teachers of the state through the recognition of their inputs in producing brilliant students.
Candidates checking their names and photo at the entrance to the Examination Hall
The 2016/2017 ABC Team are sincerely appreciated for their tireless and relentless efforts to making this year’s edition a success. The absence of the Executive Director of this organization at the center was never felt as everything went smoothly. The Executive Director, for the first time, was absent to honour the invitation of the Nigerian Youth Parliament and Pro-Democracy Youths in preparation to their meeting the Osun State Executive Governor – Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday 1st Nov., 2016 in commemoration of the 2016 AFRICAN YOUTH DAY.
We sincerely appreciate all our Ambassadors/Scholars, those who came around to supervise and those who phoned in from their various schools to knowing how the program was going, for their upholding the flags of humanitarianism.
The students are expected to start checking their results on our website www.iserh.org starting from Saturday 19th November, 2016. We as well make use of this opportunity to call on whoever wishes to sponsor a child for either: WAEC, NECO, GCE or UTME to kindly contact us through 08145643445 or firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 15th of November, 2016.
The great ABC 2016/2017 Team that supervised the conduct of the Examination
Together we can make OSUN GREAT AGAIN…
Osun a Dara Ooooooo!
· We appreciate all our Sponsors, Management, Board of Trustees, Volunteers ISERH Ambassadors, Principal and Teachers of St. Margaret High School, Ilesa etc
· 2016/2017 ABC Team are well appreciated:
1. Mr. Akinwole Isiaq (ISERH Volunteer)
2. ISERH Amb. Owoso Raphel (President, ISERH Ambassadors Forum)
3. ISERH Amb. Uti Bernard
4. Mr. Sherif Akolade Oyeniran (ISERH Volunteer)
5. ISERH Amb. Oluyemi Tosin (2015/2016 English Language Highest Scorer)
6. ISERH Amb. Ibrahim Riliwan (2015/2016 Physics Highest Scorer)
7. Mr. Sanni Abdulkabir (ISERH Administrative Officer)