Greensprings tops in country award six years in row

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By Iyabo Lawal

Four graduates of Greensprings School, Emmanuela Ilok, Oreoluwa Moradeyo, Uwadiae Guobadia and Kosisochukwu Okoye, have been honoured for winning the ‘Top in Country’ award in five subjects in the recently released 2022 International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) results. The feat made it the sixth consecutive time, since 2016, that Greensprings students would be awarded Top in Country in various subjects.

Over the last six years, the students have received the country’s top award in Mathematics, English, Physics, Biology, Global Perspective, Literature, French and Drama. One of them, Honour Olatunji, won the Top in the World award in Mathematics in 2016.

For the recently released Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, the students were awarded as Top in Country in Physics and First Language English, won by Ilok; Information and Communication Technology, won by Moradeyo; Guobadia won in Biology, while Okoye and Ilok won in Literature in English. In addition to being the country’s best in these subjects, Ilok won the Overall Best across eight subjects in Nigeria award.

While commending the students, the school’s Acting Deputy Director of Education, Mrs. Feyisara Ojugo said: “We are proud of the exceptional accomplishments of our students in the 2022 IGCSE results. It is a reflection of their commitment, resilience and hard work. The commendable feat also reinforces our school’s commitment to academic excellence and the dedication of our skilled educators who have supported them throughout their academic journey.  Ojugo said in the last six years, 25 of its students have won the Top in Country award in various subjects, while one of them won the Top in the World award in Mathematics. “We extend our warmest congratulations to our exceptional students on their outstanding achievements and express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has contributed to their success. These young individuals truly embody the spirit of excellence, and we have no doubt that they will continue to shine in their future endeavours.”

The Cambridge IGCSE exam is an international examination taken by students’ between ages 14 and 16. The examination is administered at the final secondary school year of various international schools in Nigeria, with the British Council and Cambridge Assessment International Education being the administrators.

The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards is an initiative of the British Council, with a primary objective of recognizing best-performing students and innovative schools.

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