17-year-old NNPC / SNEPCO Fellow, Miss Ulan Sylvia Andrew, was celebrated for directly obtaining A1 in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Graduate Certificate Exam 2020. The management of a private secondary school based in Abuja, Premiere Academy Lugbe, said Miss Ulan, broke the school’s academic record with her outstanding performance.
Ulan was an Assistant Director of the Academy and one of the first products of the NNPC / SNEPCO sponsored Cradle To Career Scholarship Program, which began in 2014. While Ulan achieved A1 grades in all nine subjects offered, other top 10 members scored between eight and six A1s with only B2 and B3 to complete.
The school has declared that in its 15 years of existence, Ulan’s academic achievement is unprecedented and commendable. In a brief virtual ceremony, congratulations were sent to the young girl, originally from Plateau State, and nine other students in the group of the top 10, who achieved exceptional results in the edition of the review this year. The school said that out of a total of 135 finalists who sat for WAEC 2020, it recorded 82% accolades. He noted that in 2015 a business student achieved A1 grades in all eight subjects offered, while in 2017 around seven students achieved eight A1 grades at the same time.
Here we are celebrating all of those who excelled in the 2020 exams. Ulan here represents them all. We have to make sure to keep the feat in the 2021 edition and even improve it, ”said Academy Director Chris Akinsowon. Akinsowon then presented Ulan with a laptop and a cash gift on behalf of the Academy to appreciate his performance. For his part, Ulan, who aspires to become a chemical engineer, thanked NNPC / SNEPCO for the sponsorship and the leadership and staff of Premiere Academy for giving him a continuing education. NNPC / SNEPCO representative Mr. Nuka Hope, who spoke through Zoom, said the partnership was proud of the finalists.