By ANUOLUWAPO OLAFUSI
OUTSTANDING students in the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME) who were honoured at the maiden edition of the Pass.ng Excellence Awards have lauded the leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, and the exams preparatory and e-testing platform, Pass.ng for contributing to the success in their education.
The10 elated students, Joshua Ani, Faith Bamidele, Segun Popoola, Benjamin Alegbeleye, Abiodun Wasiu, Prince Andrew, Abdulrazak Lawal, Ekpunobi Nzube, Jomiloju Ojewale and Blessed Omoghene were all presented with brand new laptops at the Pass.ng Excellence awards event.
They noted that the Pass.ng app made available on Airtel network enabled them to prepare adequately for their examinations and it contributed to their outstanding performance in the 2015 UTME.
Joshua Ani who is now studying Economics at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) said: “I thank Jehovah God for everything, and I say a sincere thank you to the team of scholars at Pass.ng. I appreciate all your efforts for exposing the secret of the great UTME. Keep on with the good work of excellence.”
Now a 100 level Law student of University of Ilorin, Abdulrazak Lawal said: “I came across a link which I opened only to see the home page of Pass.ng. I took the JAMB tests every other day till I did my exam and came out in flying colours. I thank the people behind this idea.”
Mrs. Elizabeth Alegbeleye, mother of the outstanding students, commended the network provider and Pass.ng for making the preparation and examination easier for students. She said: “Through the Pass.ng my son was able to prepare well because he could check the past questions just through his mobile phone. This is a very good service by the network and Pass.ng. We thank them for honouring the students as well.”
The event which held at Moorhouse Hotel, in Ikoyi, Lagos was attended by families, friends and parents of some of the awardees, while the team from Airtel Nigeria included Vice President, Digital Services, Airtel Nigeria, Nitin Anand; Digital & PR Manager, Airtel Nigeria, Erhumu Bayagbon and Dan Obi of Business Day and Alex Daxton of Blue Management Group also graced the evening.
Founder of Pass.ng, Samson Abioye noted that the platform said: “We are passionate about rewarding outstanding academic excellence across all major examinations. This year w, we are focused on the UTME because this is our flagship examination as well as one of the biggest examinations held annually.”