Six students of Greensprings Schools have been recognised by Cambridge International, for their outstanding performance in the 2016 International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations.
However, it was Honour Olatunji Oluwakorede that stood tall among other learners, as he made Nigeria proud by emerging as the top student in the whole world for Mathematics.
Other Greensprings School students also topped the country in Advanced Mathematics, Chemistry, Accounting, Drama and Economics.
Tabitha Toluwani Balogun emerged top in country for Economics and Additional Mathematics; while Michelle Chinenye Nwaeri, Adeifeoluwa Oluwatoni Jolaosho and Eze Melody Obianujunwa emerged top in country for Accounting, Chemistry and Drama respectively.
They were all honoured on Friday 19th May, 2017 in a ceremony held in Lagos, that was attended by key stakeholders in the education sector.
In his response to the award, Olatunji said: “I love mathematics.”
“Finding out about my award did not just make me joyful, but also increased my love and passion for mathematics”!
“I found the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum very interesting because it is skills-based and makes you think critically.
Cambridge IGCSE was really helpful in exposing and preparing me to do well in international schools and universities in future. Thanks to the privilege of highly competent and committed teachers of Greensprings School, I will be forever grateful for the role they played to enable me achieve excellence.”
Olatunji who urged learners to start exams preparations early, noted that early preparation makes your exams stress free.
“My first advice to other learners is to start preparing early; I started preparing for my Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics four months early. This makes your preparation stress-free. Also, practise a lot of past questions and learn from your mistakes”.
“Finding a study partner would be very helpful too,” he said.
In his future plan, he said: “I plan on applying to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or Stanford University to study Electrical/Electronic Engineering”.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Regional Director, Cambridge International Examinations, Sub-Saharan Africa, Juan Visser, said, “We are very proud of the performance of our Cambridge learners in Nigeria. Their outstanding achievements not only reflect their determination and passion to succeed but also indicate the immense dedication and commitment of Cambridge teachers.”
Cambridge IGCSE is accepted by top universities and employers worldwide as an evidence of academic ability.
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