The best-graduating student of Topfaith International School, Mkpatak, Essien Udim local government area in Akwa Ibom state Miss Whiskey Oreva-Oghene has won a cash prize of $1000 from the management of the college.
Whisky who scored 9 As in all subjects during the last Senior Secondary School Examination result conducted by West African Examination Council (WAEC) also won several awards and cash prizes instituted by different groups and corporate bodies in school.
Addressing graduands at the 19th graduation ceremony of the college last weekend, the Proprietor of Topfaith International Schools Dr Emmanuel Abraham said the $1000 dollar cash prize awarded to the best-graduating student was in fulfilment of long-standing policy of giving such amount to her best-student in the past 19 years.
Abraham explained that the best graduand also scored 340 marks in the last Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination including 48 star prizes instituted by groups in the school.
He said one of the students also scored the highest marks in Physics and Biology at Cambridge examination
“Based on the Board policy, Oreva-Oghene Whisky has won a cash prize of $1000 at whatever exchange rate available. Take it to the bank. Get either dollar or naira equivalent at the prevailing exchange rate.
“We have been doing this to our best-graduating students over the years. We want corporate bodies and individuals to support us in our encouragement to motivate the best brains in our school system.”
Abraham noted that the graduating students were among the best sets that embrace entrepreneurial spirit as captured in the vision of the college.
He warned the graduating students to manage their success and should not allow their success to get into their heads.
“But let me say here that success itself has challenges. Develop an attitude that gives you reasons to manage success.
“Don’t get intoxicated and maddened by the level of success properly when it comes unexpected.”
The proprietor recalled that the first graduation ceremony started with only 23 students some years ago and announced that the number of graduands has increased to 170 in 2023.
He said such a level of success was in line with the school vision and charged the graduands to be good ambassadors of their alma mater.
The chairman of the occasion Dr Paul Okpara charged the graduands to exhibit a high level of discipline in all their endeavours as success in the school will also manifest in the larger society.
“Your success here is very important to us and will reflect in your future endeavours. ”
The Registrar of the University of Calabar Gabriel Egbe noted that Topfaith school has become one of the fastest growing schools in recent times adding that the proprietor has impacted so much in society in the education sector.
“Remain as good ambassadors to your school and don’t allow the world to change you,” he added.
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