A student of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Christianah Olafare, has won N100, 000 scholarship award by International Psychometric Centre (IPC), Ibadan, for overall best student in psychometrics examination organised for polytechnic students and colleges of education students in the country.
Three students competed for the top three position before Olafare, a public administration (HND 1) undergraduate, eventually emerged winner, alongside Ahmed Oladipupo, ND II student studying mechanical engineering and Emmanuel Ajibode, HND II student of marketing department.
According to the corporate affairs manager of IPC, Patience Udoh, the trio scored 90 per cent and the IPC technical team had to conduct oral examinations for a winner to emerge.
In his remarks at the award presentation, the Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Dr. Olusegun Aluko, said he was not surprised that three of his students came out top.
“We are even looking forward to an opportunity where all tertiary institutions in Nigeria will write the same examination to be able to prove how good we are among comity of schools and psychometrics is a step in that direction. I’m happy with the initiatives of the organisers.
“This scholarship award will definitely encourage our students to study more, especially for a course like psychometrics that is being run online. We have encouraged the idea even before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic,’’ Aluko added.