Unique Height School rewards bright students with blue ties

“The yearly scholars award programme has kept me on my toes. I lost out once in my second year, and now I have realised that consistency is the rule of the game.” This was how Bakare Olubayo, one of the awardees of the 2015 Unique Height School “Scholars award,” summarised his impression of the award.

Olubayo, who was also appointed punctuality prefect of the school during the ceremony is winning the blue tie award for the third time.

The blue tie award was instituted by the school four years ago to, among other things, entrench consistent hard work among the students.

According to principal of the school, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olatubode, the award is all “about honouring brilliant students with blue ties to differentiate them from other students who wear red ties, which is the regular tie that goes with the school uniforms. The idea to initiate this came about when we realised that so much attention was given to weak students while neglecting the brilliant ones. Thus the weaker students were being motivated while the brilliant ones were neglected. So at Unique Height we decided to change the norms.

“When we started, we had about 19 students who qualified for the award’. In this edition, we have 37 of them. To qualify for the award, student must score 80 per cent including mathematics and English language for junior secondary school while at the senior level, the student must have at least seven ‘As’ including mathematics and English language.

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