The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Surulere Area Council has conducted the much awaited scholarship examination for its members in SSS three class across the public and private secondary schools within Surulere local government of Lagos State.
The annual event, which started since 2009, was set up as an antidote to the intense failure being recorded in the yearly terminal examinations, that is WAEC and NECO.
MSSN initiated the intensive training Class tagged “Scholarship Class” to boost the morale of the students towards self confidence and academic merit.
Mr Sulaiman Hameed, the coordinator of the “Scholarship Class Programme”, told The Renaissance, that theacademic exercise was aimed instilling a sense of self confidence in the students with a view to excel in their terminal examinations.
“The goal of this programme is to re-awaken a sense of self confidence among the students towards these terminal examinations.
“It is also expected to create an atmosphere of competition for the students via weekly interaction among them and their tutors,” he said.
Hameed said that students that pass the qualifying exams would go through six months (November – April) intensive tutoring.
The renaissance reports that 240 students took part in the 2015 qualifying exams, which was held at the main auditorium of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Surulere Campus.
Students were examined in Mathematics and English Language and three subjects for each of Humanities, Business and Science Departments.
The categories of award include Free UTME forms for three best students in each department, excursions and get-together for all participants.
By AbdulKabir Kuye, Lagos