Friday, 27 July 2018

93% of pupils in a school had distinctions in WASSCE – Principal



The Principal of Emerald High School, Lagos , Mrs . Busola Adegbaju , has said that its pupils performed brilliantly in all the external examinations that took place in 2018 .
Adegbaju said this during the graduation ceremony of the school recently held on the school premises , where she also noted that 93 per cent of the pupils passed all the subjects .
The principal noted that one of the graduating pupils , Miss Chidiebere Okoroafor , was recently honoured at the British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards , held in Lagos , for achieving the highest mark in the English Language as a second language .
“Okoroafor was the best in Nigeria in this subject , taken in Cambridge IGCSE examination . This is the second time the British Council in Nigeria , in collaboration with its partners , Cambridge Assessment International Education , would recognise outstanding Cambridge learners. Emerald High School was also awarded the ‘Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards -Top in Nigeria 2016 ,” Adegbaju said .

Not done with the high - flying results of the pupils in the internationally recognised examination , the principal said that many of those who took the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations scored over 300 marks , the highest score being 332 .
“In the recently announced West African Senior School Certificate Examinations 2018 results, despite the gloomy picture painted of the overall national performance of candidates generally , Emerald High School scored 100 per cent pass in all the subjects sat for .
“Majority of the candidates entered for the WASSCE had A1 in seven subjects and B grades in two other subjects, ” she added .
The Executive Director of the School, Mrs . Edna Obaze , in her remarks on the occasion , announced that she had already signed cheques running into millions of naira as part of the motivation for the teachers .
Obaze said she was going to miss the pupils , some of whom had been with the school right from crèche. The management , in appreciation of the loyalty of the parents whose children had been with the school from kindergarten , gave out awards to 18 parents in an emotional parting event .
The Chairman on the occasion and former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission , Prof . Peter Okebukola , urged the pupils to be focused and to continue to be serious in their respective academic pursuits .

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