The Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on
Friday announced scholarship awards for students who won trophies in
the 20th edition of the National Junior Engineers, Technicians and
Scientists (JETS) competition held in Lagos.
Akeredolu who said the students deserved the encouragement of the
state government, promised that his administration will always support
excellent performance by students in the state.
Speaking during the formal presentation of the trophies won by the
students who excelled in various categories of the competition by the
Ministry of Education in Akure, the governor said functional and
qualitative education will be the hallmark of his administration.
The governor lauded the excellent performance of the students who he
said have brilliantly done the state proud in the highly knowledgeable
realm of science and engineering.
He however, enjoined the JETS champions not to rest on their oars
promised to continue to monitor them as they advance in their
Speaking earlier , the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of
Education, Mr Stevie Awosika noted that the students worked hard to
emerge winners in the various categories of the competition before
being adjudged the overall best in interstate quiz competition,
defeating twenty-two other states and carting home twelve trophies and
Awosika assured the Governor that the Ministry of Education would
remain committed to the development of Science and Technology
Education for the state to continue to win laurels in National and
One of the students, Mercy Akintade of Methodist High School
Okitipupa, who spoke on behalf of her colleagues, appreciated the
governor for the honour given to them with a promise that they would
remain focused in their quest to acquiring sound education.
The honoured JETS Competition winners include Okoh Nicodemus of
Adegbola Memorial Grammar School, Akure; Olalumade Ezekiel of Dominion
Science Academy, Owo and Akingbulugbe Oluwatobiloba of Hallmark
Secondary School, Ondo City.
Others are Itakorode Oluwasegun and Banji-Ojo Great both are of Model
Secondary School, Akure and Mercy Akintade and Ogunsooto Kemisola
from Methodist High School, Okitipupa. ELANZANEWS.M