Two students from Chrisland Schools, Miss Oluwabukolami Adeyemi of Chrisland Pre-Degree College, Lagos and Miss Mmesomachukwu Okonkwo of Chrisland High School VGC, have come tops in the Cambridge International AS Level and IGSCE examinations respectively in the world.
For these feat, they both received the British Council Outstanding Cambridge Learner’s Awards. Having gained the highest mark in English as second Language (Speaking Endorsement) in IGSCE, Mmesomachukwu Okonkwo got the Top in the World award, while Oluwabukolami Adeyemi who gained the highest mark in the world in the Cambridge International AS Level Law got the Top in the World award as well as the High Achievement Award for Cambridge AS Level Psychology.
Speaking with Brand Visibility at an event to celebrate the two outstanding students held in the school, Member, Advisory Board Chrisland Schools Limited, Mr. Akin Fadeyi said the school has always been dedicated to the general advancement of humanity.
“Because we are resourced with a crop of disciplined and committed staff members, we have been able to achieve a consistent track record for delivering qualitative, world class education even as we have remained irrevocably committed to raising great ambassadors who have been modeled in our community’s humane culture, values and ethics.
“The light has always been our focus while love has been our sustenance, he explained.
He disclosed that it is not the first time the school will be on world stage.
“We have always raised an enduring generation of leaders in all spheres of human endeavor, be it Science, Technology, Arts and Sports.
“The latest world featherweight champion, Israel Adesanya is our product and has always been proud to identify with us.”
He added that the latest milestone goes to reinforce the ideals of their consistency, diligence, peerless curriculum template and an uncommon capacity in youth development.
“We are grateful to God who has always been our cornerstone even as we are fortunate to have been blessed with an amazing body of responsible and responsive parents who entrust the all-round development of their children unto us.
“Gratitude must always go to our Founder for her uncommon passion and overarching vision without which we would not have evolved and stepped on this glorious pedestal,” he added.
Elated Mmesomachukwu Okonkwo who is set to study Business Management in a university in the United Kingdom (UK) told BV at the event that aside the English Language which she got 100 percent, other subjects she sat for were also good.
The 17 year old who hailed from Anambra State also sat for Mathematics, Business Studies, ICT, Economics and Biology.
She said that preparing for the examination was a bit challenging but with constant practice and support from the teachers, she was able to sit for the examination and came tops.
“We used most times to solve past questions, have mock examinations that was similar to IGSCE examination. Through this I was familiar with the pattern for the examination, which made it comfortable writing the examination.
“It was a bit challenging because it was a theory based exam and most of the exams written prior to that were all objective base, the Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, I was preparing for as well was mostly objective.
“This is my first time ever of taking something completely theory, it was a bit daunting for me. But during the cause of my preparation with my school, the challenges became less because of regular practice that we went through,” she stated.
She explained further: “Now, the next big thing is preparing for university and going to study Business Management, by the grace of God by this time next year, I will be studying abroad. I am trying to take various internship, learn a few skills as well that can take me through before I go to school.
“I chose to study Business Management because before now I know I wanted to go into the field of business, I chose to do it because it’s something I am passionate about. I also feel that Business Management is very versatile and in the world where AI is emerging, it is better to pick a course that is very versatile and you can move around with.
Before the examination, I have been doing very well and I receive some awards from my school, sometimes best in English and other awards like best essay writer in the school and things like that. English has always been my favourite subject and was doing very well in it. My mocks for WAEC was great,” she stated.
On her decision to study abroad, Mmesomachukwu explained that there are great schools overseas and that she will be able to learn from. “I also feel it’s going to be a great experience, all I have known all my life is just my Nigeria education experience. I will like to diversify, meet new people, gain new experiences, that I think will help to grow me as a person.”
Oluwabukolami Adeyemi said writing Cambridge International AS Level examination was a bit strange to her because before the attempt she has never written any Cambridge examination.
She however said with the support from her lecturers, principal and her parents, she was able to come out with the excellent results.
“I had a lot of support around me and I did a lot of independent studies to be done. I made sure I used past questions, analyse the marking schemes, some textbooks. I did a lot of hard work, sacrifice, I couldn’t do what normally I should be doing during the holidays. I think everything just work together for my good.”
She explained: “By the grace of God, taking this Cambridge A Level examination, which is a step further IGSCE, gives me direct entry to a university in United Kingdom, so that means, I will only use three years to study Law in the university in UK by the grace of God.
“So, my next big thing is to take opportunities of all kinds, and to resume school and continue to further my academic journey. I have numerous offers from universities in the UK, in due time I will pick one.”
On her future as a Lawyer, 18-year-old Oluwabukolami, an indigene of Kogi State said she will use her study to give back to the society.
“To me studying Law is actually something I think that I have developed over time, from a very young age, I have always been interested in justice, both Civil and Economic justice.
“So, I hope to use my study to give back to the society, as a lawyer, I would want to carry out some probono scheme, which basically to subsidize the scheme to people that I think have stories that are connected to something that is personal to me.
“I also think this is a good foundation for politics because by the grace of God in the nearest future I want to hold a leadership position in Nigeria and give back to the society that helped to bring me up,” she added.
CHRISLAND SCHOOL BRAND…
Both students were optimistic of been a good ambassador of the school, they expressed joy for what they have achieved from the school.
Disclosing their Chrisland Schools experiences, Oluwabukolami Adeyemi who started Chrisland School at a year old said her experience in Chrisland Pre Degree College was a good one. “The lecturers, and all other staff were really welcoming and they helped me settled into the system properly.
“I will say that the lecturers are very intentional about everybody’s individual journey. The academic journey and experience there was very intentional, very individualistic, they were looking at what you want to do and get you to where you wants to go.
“The experience was enjoyable and benefitting and I would personally recommend it for people looking at Cambridge A levels, Level 3 in general, international admission year and others. I think it is a very academically inclined school. It has a lot of opportunities for abroad study, Nigeria Study. So, I will recommend it because it was a fanstatistic experience.”
Mmesomachukwu Okonkwo on her part said she enjoyed her Chrisland experience, not only because of the academics but also because of the fact that she has found family there.
“My teachers have been very helpful, part of the reason why I am always motivated to do well. I also enjoy the extra-curricular activities. They are always looking for experiences to grow us. So, aside from the school things we do, we go for debates, art competition because I also do art and drawing as well. So, they are always looking for different ways to get us involved in games and our passion,” she further added.
The Cambridge Examinations are conducted in more than 145 countries worldwide.