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AGBEC is a noble competition that started and has been solely funded since year 2000 by Dr. Olugbenga Osuolale Bejide and sustained till date. The epoch 20th edition was celebrated on 21th February, 2020

The sole sponsor of this competition since year 2000, Dr Bejide is an occupational health physician by profession, a management consultant by training, and a philanthropist by passion.

The objectives of the competition is

  • To encourage the students to develop academically
  • To cultivate the habit of good English speaking and the ability to express themselves through expository essay tests
  • To encourage healthy rivalry among the students of high schools
  • To boost the morale of students to pursue their academic goals with the supportive awards.

AGBEC on annual basis rewards the best twenty (20) participants with cash rewards ranging from #5,000 to #50,000 each and certificates of merit, while AGBEC customised vests are given to all participants.

As at 2020 four hundred (400) students have benefited. Also a selected AGBEC teacher of the year is rewarded with a fat cash and a plaque to encourage the teachers too. It has been estimated that for the 20 years about five million naira had been spent on the programme.