Six Outstanding schools from Edo State in external examinations including Igbinedion Education Centre has been recognized for their excellent performance at the fifth edition of the 2017 Africa Top Schools Achievement Day organised by the Africa Brands Review.
The Esama of Benin Sir Chief Dr Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion also bagged a lifetime award at the event in recognition of his contributions to the Development of Education in Nigeria.
Presentation of 2017 Africa Top Schools Award to Best performing schools in Nigeria in external examinations, Presentation National High School, Lumen Christi International High School, Uromi and Igbinedion Education Centre.
Federal Government Girls Secondary School, Benin City and Edo College Senior Secondary School and Iyekogba Grammar School, Iyekogba also bagged the gold and silver categories of the Awards.
In recognition of his pacesetting initiatives which saw the establishment of the first Private University in Nigeria, the Igbinedion University Okada, the Esama of Benin, Sir Chief, Dr Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion was honoured with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Africa Brands Review.
Principal Lumen Christi International High School Uromi, Presentation National High School Benin city and Olashore international school, Iloko- ijesa.
In his remark the Esama of Benin Sir chief Dr Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion represented by his son Mr Charles Igbinedion who earlier unveiled the 2017 Edition of Africa top schools Magazine said the conferment of the lifetime achievement award on his father and the ranking of Igbinedion Education Centre among top schools in Africa is a springboard for more commitment in education for the House of Igbinedion.
Chief Executive Officer Africa Brands Review Joseph Ayodele commented on the criteria for the selection of outstanding schools and awardees .
Representative of Permanent Secretary, Edo state Ministry of Education ,Miss Osayuware Idahosa and students from the outstanding schools comment on the event.
The award lecture on “Language In Education in Africa ” was delivered by a Professor of Linguistics S. A. Dada.
Rivers will host selected schools in the state in the next round of the Africa Brands Review top one thousand schools in Nigeria.
Reported by Kingsley Uchegbu.