The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has awarded Miss Yinka-Banjo Victory Morenike as the overall best student in 2020 at a ceremony held on November 18, 2021.
Miss Yinka-Banjo Victory Morenike, a student of Princeton College, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos, with No. 4252067/039 came first, having scored A1 in her subjects, while her total score was 606.3196.
Adebowale, Dorcas Ayooluwa of Emerald Laurel Comprehensive College, Ibadan came second, having A1 in all her subjects with a total score of 601.2198.
Nwaozuzu Confidence Chinaza of Total Education Development Academy, Eke-Owerri, Abia came third. She also scored distinctions in all her subjects with a total score of 599.605.
In an interview with journalists, the mother of the first prize winner, Dr. Chika Yinka-Banjo, said that her daughter was unable to attend the event because she is presently studying Computational Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America, adding that the girl won 19 full scholarships abroad and had to choose one.
In their own remarks, Adebowale and Nwaozuzu attributed their good performance to hard work, while thanking God, their teachers, parents for giving them the opportunity to excel.
In 2020, Miss Yinka-Banjo Victory Morenike was named the World Best Candidate in English as a second language (Speaking Component) by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) after making A stars in the 2019 Cambridge IGSCE.
She also made the list of top 5 best candidates locally and globally in other examinations such as UTME, IELTS, SAT. She has won several international and local awards in Public Speaking, Essay Competitions, Mobile App Development, Leadership, Science Competitions among others.