By Kelechukwu Iruoma
FOUR students of Trinity International College, Ofada, Ogun State, swept five out of the 11 Top in Nigeria Awards from the British Council from November 2015 Cambridge O’Level Examinations.
Oghenefejiro Amam won the awards for Biology and Physics; Patrick Okaekwu won the award for English Language; Amechi Abuah won the award for Mathematics Syllabus D; and Chukwuebuka Okoli won the award for Art and Design.
At the maiden edition of the ceremony in Nigeria tagged British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, the exceptional performance of learners round the world was recognised, reflecting the talent and hard work of students and acknowledging the dedication and commitment of teachers and parents. Partner schools that exemplified Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Child Protection policies were also rewarded.
Amechi Abuah, who was in the Class of 2016 was so happy for the award and appreciated the British Council specially. He said, “This award means a great deal to me. It is always nice to receive recognition for one’s efforts and I am glad that the British Council and CIE would take the trouble to organise something like this.”
He appreciated his tutors at TRICOL, describing them as “excellent teachers and incredible human beings.” He pinpointed the sacrifices they made, saying, “it required no small effort on their part to put us through such a rigorous curriculum in such a limited amount of time. Their dedication to their craft speaks for itself. I would also like to thank my parents for their invaluable love and support.”
He added, “I hope these awards continue to encourage students all over the world to aspire to achieve more as they have inspired me to be my best self.”
The Principal, Senior School, of the College, Mr Olufemi Apata, emphasised that the Cambridge examination is an internationally recognised qualification that provides learners with excellent preparation for academic progression to higher education.
He noted that the curriculum “enables teaching to be placed in a localized context, thereby making it relevant wherever it is taught. In addition, it develops learners’ skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem-solving and is structured to build practical skills with theoretical knowledge. These help position the learner to excel in future academic endeavours.”
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