Nigeria students have once again received outstanding results in their Cambridge International awards examinations for the June 2018, November 2019 and December 2019 exam series. 139 students have been granted the prestigious Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in various subjects in Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Levels.
The award winners include 16 students who have excelled in subjects such as Geography, Mathematics and Business to receive the ‘Top in the World’ honour.
Cambridge International also granted 101 ‘Top in Nigeria’ awards to learners who achieved the highest standard mark in their country for a single subject, 64 ‘High Achievement’ awards and 10 ‘Best Across’ awards to students who attained the highest cumulative total standard marks over a set number of subjects.
Juan Visser, Cambridge International’s Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “Well done once again to the Cambridge top achievers in Nigeria. We are delighted that learners in Nigeria produce such fantastic results year-in-and-year-out; this points to the quality of the schools in Nigeria registered to offer Cambridge programmes.’’
Cambridge International operates in partnership with the British Council in Nigeria. Lucy Pearson, Country Director, British Council Nigeria says: ‘At the British Council, we create international opportunities through our work in arts, English Language, education, administering exams and building stronger societies.
The exams we administer help people all over the world gain educational and professional development, so they are better positioned for success in life. Education is a key enabler for these opportunities, and we believe in ensuring young learners have access to world-class education and assessments which we have achieved through our partners Cambridge Assessment International Education and the schools in our Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN).’
Marniee Nottingham, Director Examinations, British Council Nigeria added: ‘Through the Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN), the British Council provides professional skills development and networking opportunities to enhance school leadership and teaching talent across our portfolio of about 395 schools across Nigeria.
We not only celebrate student achievement, but we also congratulate the school leaders, teachers and parents, in promoting excellence in the future of our young learners.
It is great to see the achievements of these students as they embark on their futures in the country and worldwide.’
Some of the students who received awards made the following comments about their achievements:
Jefferson Iyanuloluwa Joshua from the Lifeforte International High School who received 1 Top in World, 3 Top in Nigeria and a Best Across Eight in Cambridge O Levels for the June 2019 exam series said: ‘I am happy that my hard work and prayers had come to fruition.
Initially, I found the Cambridge programme a bit challenging because I had to take subjects like Economics and Business Studies which were new to me but the practical, application-based, learner-focused style of the programme meant that I was soon comfortable with those subjects and my other subjects and able to excel in them.’ He plans to go to Imperial College for a degree in Mechanical engineering.
Shreya Jindal from The Regent Secondary School, Abuja who received 1 Top in World, 4 Top in Nigeria and a Best Across Eight in Cambridge IGCSE in the June 2019 exam series, said: ‘The Cambridge programme builds a strong foundation for higher education.
Even though it requires you to study a specified syllabus, most of what you’re tested on is applied knowledge. This makes sure you really understand what you’re learning. My advice for other students is to firstly find out how you learn.
Don’t be afraid of trying different methods until you find what works best for you. The Regent employs various 21st-century learning ideas that have something to offer to everyone.
It is also really important to pay attention in class; you’d be surprised how much of the information actually sticks so you don’t have to go home and read everything again. Take advantage of all the resources provided by the school, and work with your teachers to get the best out of the system which offers holistic education.’ Shreya is currently doing her Cambridge International A Levels.
All the top-performing students will receive certificates from Cambridge International in recognition of their achievements.