Monday, 14 December 2015

Pass.ng rewards best UTME candidates in Nigeria

Online examination preparatory and e-testing platform, Pass.ng, has rewarded top 10 candidates in the 2015 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination who used Pass.ng platform.

The firm said the reward was in a bid to promote academic excellence and tackle high failure rates in examinations among students in Nigeria.
The students were presented the awards at the maiden edition of thePass.ngExcellence Award, which held in Lagos recently.
Each of the students used the Pass.ng online solution to prepare for their UTME examination and scored between 260 and 290. During the award, they were presented with brand new Lenovo laptops while the top two scorers were also rewarded with N50, 000 each.
Speaking to journalists after the ceremony, the Founder/Chief Executive Officer,Pass.ng, Sampson Abioye, said, “We had 100,000 students who used our platform to prepare for the JAMB examination in 2015 and when we conducted a survey to determine the impact of our solution on those students, we realised that over 60 per cent scored 200 and above.”
He said, “This is against the backdrop of the educational system in Nigeria where we only record about 30 per cent success rates as against 70 per cent failure rates in the just-concluded JAMB exams.
“So, for us, we felt that by picking up the most brilliant ones among them, and rewarding them, it would help improve the success rates. There is something about whatever you reward, people tend to strive more for success when we reward it. That was why we came up with the award.”
The Vice President of Airtel Nigeria, Nitin Anand, who spoke on the importance of innovation, said, “If you want to look at innovation, look at what one man can do. Look at what a young man at 24 like Sampson can do.”
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