Master Okoko Chimere Princewill of Claret Secondary School New Owerri has won this year’s Sir James Foundation award for excellence in Chemistry. The award is for the best SS3 Chemistry student in Catholic schools in Owerri Archdiocese.
The test was part of the activities marking this year’s Catholic Education Week of Owerri Archdiocese.
The runners up that received consolation prizes were, Ifeanyi Wisdom of Holy Ghost College Owerri and Igbokwe Chiedozie of Father Cloonan Memorial Secondary School Emekuku. The only girl Ibegbulam Emmanuella from Claret Academy Nekede that passed the exam was given a special token.
Lady Pep. M. Ibole-Onyegecha, Education Co-ordinator, Sir James Foundation Centre Owerri, said the objective of the award was to encourage students to be serious with Chemistry, a subject that is prerequisite for all science professional courses.
She said the examination for this year was a 3-hour prototype JAMB/NECO papers in objective, practical and theory questions. The marking was WAEC standard.
Lady Ibole-Onyegecha, a chemistry specialist decried poor performance of students in chemistry as evidenced in the examination and wondered how students were able to score high marks in WAEC/NECO examinations.