Five students of Corona Secondary School (CSS), Agbara, Ogun State, have won some national and international academic awards. The awards include the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), National History Awards (NHA) and Association for International Schools (AISA) awards
Mrs Chinedum Oluwadamilola, the Principal of CSS speaking at the award presentation, stated that the students had made the school proud for their diligence and commitment to success, adding that the school had always in its capability provided a good platform for the students to achieve an outstanding academic result.
The winners include Jay Esemudje, the Head Prefect, who was the recipient of the COBIS award, the first and only student to be so awarded in the whole of Africa with over $600,000 worth of scholarship.
Tamara Akika and Kenechukwu Ozoemene; won the COBIS award while Oyindoubra Akika was the overall winner of the NHA in Nigeria just as while Toluwanimi Sonuga also got the NHA award as well.
“This is an event where we are celebrating excellence. We have been participating in the National History Competition for the past six years and at various levels we have won. We have been winners at senior and junior categories but this is the first time we are combining both at the national level with one of our students scoring 100 per cent,”Oluwadamilola said.
“The other award, AISA, for the first time we won an award for excellence and for the second time we won again.
“COBIS award cuts across various nations of the world. The award is in six categories and each school is expected to put in only three: nominations and talk about what the students have done with evidence. We went in for three and we won the three.”, she said.