Ilaro poly student wins psychometric scholarship award
Christianah Olafare of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, has won the N100, 000 scholarship award by International Psychometric Centre (IPC), Ibadan, for overall best student in psychometrics examination organised for polytechnic and colleges of education students in the country.
It was a battle among three students, Olafare, a public administration(HND 1) undergraduate, who eventually emerged winner, Ahmed Oladipupo, an ND II student studying mechanical engineering and Emmanuel Ajibode, HND II student of marketing department.
The three students, according to the corporate affairs manager of IPC, Patience Udoh, scored 90 per cent and the IPC technical team had to conduct oral examinations for a winner to emerge.
Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Dr. Olusegun Aluko, in his remarks at the award presentation, said he was not surprised that three of his students came out tops.
“We are even looking forward to an opportunity where all tertiary institutions in Nigeria will write the same examination to be able to prove how good we are among comity of schools and psychometrics is a step in that direction. I’m happy with the initiatives of the organisers.
“This scholarship award will definitely encourage our students to study more, especially for a course like psychometrics that is being run online. We have encouraged the idea even before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic,’’ Aluko added.