In a very recent event, the School of Midwifery of St Camillus Catholic Hospital, an institution of the Catholic Diocese of Uromi, Edo State, bagged a national prestigious award of excellence from the Committee of Heads of Basic and Post-Basic Nursing Institution in Nigeria (COHBPNIN) in recognition of her outstanding academic performance in the national examination in the year 2016. COHBPNIN annually assesses the academic performance of all Schools of Midwifery in Nigeria and gives award to the best Institution. In the most recent assessment carried out in April 2017, Miss Ottah Joy Osuashi of St Camillus School of Midwifery emerged overall best in Nigeria. The award ceremonies for both the institution and Miss Osuashi held in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria.
In another similar event, Lumen Christi International High School, another academic institution of the Catholic Diocese of Uromi once again emerged the overall best performing secondary school in Nigeria by winning the Augustus Bandele Oyediran trophy for producing the best overall result in the 2016 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
This award was instituted in 1985, and Lumen Christi emerged winner with best aggregate, determined on the results of best 50 candidates based on their grades in English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject, to cling the prestigious awards.
Having won the awards five times in a row Lumen Christi has entered the award’s Hall of Fame as with other past winners including Queens College, Yaba, Lagos and Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja. While Queens College won the maiden award and went on to win it five consecutive times, Loyola Jesuit has won it six consecutive times afterwards.
The highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of the trophy to Lumen Christy, which was received on behalf of the school’s management by Rev. Fr. Theophilos Itaman by Dr Bello Ahmed, member, WAEC, Endowment Fund Board of Trustees.
By Staff Reporter