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Director, Admin and Supplies, Post Primary Education Board, Edo State, Pastor Gabriel Oiboh (Middle) presenting the Senator David Dafinone’s award for the overall best student in mathematics and English language in SS3 to Master Ikegwuonu Emmanuel.

Principal lauds ECOBA Lagos For Supporting The Institution’s Prize Giving Day

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Edo College Old Boys Association, ECOBA Lagos branch has been commended for its continued support of the school’s annual prize giving day.

The commendation was made by the Principal of Edo College, Mr. Raphael Omoruyi during the 3rd Annual graduation and Award of Excellence ceremony held in Benin City last week Thursday.


He said the support from parents, old boys and government departments and agencies were key to achieving effectiveness in all school learning programme, adding that education as a tool for National Development is an expensive venture that prompted the Federal Government to recognize and solicit participation of private initiatives as stated in the National Policy of Education.

Chairman of the occasion, Pastor Gabriel Oiboh, Principal of Edo College, Mr. Raphael Omoruyi (right) and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr. (Mrs.) Ruth Obahiagbon (second right).

“The Scale of private intervention in public schools’ facilities and manpower development is however of different dimensions, ranging from community, non-government agencies (NGO), individuals, parents to old boys and girls. Some of these involvements date back to the origin of this institution,” he noted.


The principal disclosed that a Toyota Hiace Bus, and two classroom buildings and a hostel are currently in use courtesy of ECOBA, Lagos branch and British Nigeria Education Trust Fund respectively.


“Gratitude goes to ECOBA Lagos branch for their continuous support for this programme, and we also appreciate other donors. Heralding these activities that culminated in the launch of the new college hall is the personality of Dr. Reuben Osahon, the National President of Edo College Old Boys Association. His resolve, determination and passion fostered the concerned efforts of all old boys in the adoption and commencement of various projects that would ultimately improve students’ welfare.”


The Senator David Dafinone award for excellence in Mathematics for Senior Secondary School (SSS) for the 2017/2018 session was presented to the overall best SS3 student in mathematics, Ikeguome Emmanuel. He also got the prize for overall best in English Language donated by Sir Sunday Airrue Uaboi.

Cross section of graduating students at the 3rd annual graduation and award of excellence ceremony of Edo College, Benin City.

The overall best in mathematics for SS2 award donated by Engr. Amen Aguele went to Efosa Iloware Eghenayamose, and Osa-Afe Omoruyi got the mathematics JSS2 overall best award donated by Engineer Godwin Ize-Iyamu as well as the overall best in English Language donated by Mrs. Onokhawe Alegeh.


Other awardees are: Ogunbor Uyi Timothy who got the Economics and Accounts Awards for SS3 donated by Senator David Dafinone foundation; Egbon Eseosa Joshua (SS3), got the physics award donated by Mr. Edward. E. Iyamu, Bello Ozivuyi, Fine Art (SS3) donated by Michael I. Omo-Osagie, Oboh N.E. Quincy, Agric Science (SS3) award donated by Osazenaya Osarenkhoe and Omoarebun O. Abraham, Biology (SS3) award  donated by Madam Ofure Akpata; Iyase Eghosa, Drama (SS2) donated by Avm Joe Ehigie (Rtd); Aghayere Desmond, Biology SS3 award donated by Ms. Hilda Gregory (Aka Edede Edo College); Odumor Mamuzo Favour, Geography SS3 award donated by Omaha Endowment foundation; Mr. Aghedo, Geography best teacher donated by Omaha Endowment Foundation; Edosomwan Israel, JS2, best athlete, donated by B. Guobadia; Suleiman Braimoh (SS3) Best Sports person; JS 1C, French best Class donated by Amb. Vincent Okobi and Imafidon Stephen Osamagbe, best French student, donated by ECOBA Lagos branch.


Amongst dignitaries that graced the ceremony were the National President of ECOBA, Dr Reuben Osahon, the Edo State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Barr Emmanuel Agbale, the permanent secretary in the ministry of Education, Dr Mrs. Ruth Obahiagbon, Barr Jude Elumunor, a former legal adviser ECOBA Lagos branch and Rt. Hon Pastor Gabriel Oiboh, Chairman Post Primary Board who was the chairman of the occasion.

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