15 Lagos Schools Compete For Scholars' Top Honour As Organized By AEI
15 Lagos Schools Compete For Scholars’ Top Honour As Organized By AEI

Influential Non-Governmental Organisation, Academic Excellence Initiative (AEI), will be holding the final of its annual Award/Scholars’ Day on May 4, 2019, in Lagos.

Concise News reports that a total of Forty (40) secondary schools represented by one hundred and seventeen (117) students participated at the 2019 CBT Pre-qualification Assessment. The public schools were six (6) while the private schools were thirty-four (34).

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In the end, 15 schools will slug it out in the final.

In the preliminaries, Greenland Hall School had the highest school average score at 77.3% and Onuma Emmanuel also of Greenland Hall had the highest individual score (86%).

According to Prince Adesegun Ogungbayi, the Project Coordinator, the objective of the competition is “to identify and encourage brilliant students towards academic excellence”.

Segun Odegbami receiving his AEI award in 2018
Segun Odegbami receiving his AEI award in 2018

This year’s edition will be the fourth AEI has put together. Last year, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB registrar, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, the current Deputy-Governor of Lagos state,  Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, LASU Vice-Chancellor, Olu Adenipekun, WAEC Head of National Office (HNO), as well as Nigerian soccer legend, Segun Odegbami MON were honoured with awards for their impact on the education sector.

The overall best school goes home with a Scholars’ Day trophy, while medallion and a tablet shall be given to the students’ representatives of the top three schools. A giant cheque with a cash prize of N250, 000, N150,000 and N100,000 shall also be awarded to the top three schools.

The theme for this year’s edition of the programme is ‘Digital Transformation Trends In Education’.

AEI empower youths educationally, consequently providing avenues for them to enhance their individual potentials for societal development.

The AEI Scholars’ Day – in form of quiz competition covering schools in Lagos state – is designed to identify and celebrate brilliant students and serve as a means of promoting academic excellence among secondary school students, as well as support the AEI youth development and self-actualization vision.