Nigerian Girl Who Emerged Top Among Students from 150 Countries to Win British Council Award Speaks

Nigerian Girl Who Emerged Top Among Students from 150 Countries to Win British Council Award Speaks

  • A Nigerian girl, Mmesoma Okonkwo, won the British Council Outstanding Cambridge Learner’s Award for her excellent performance in the IGCSE English Language exam
  • Even when her colleagues congratulated her after the result came out, she said she was unsure and thought it was an exaggeration until the award ceremony day
  • She said she was confident of her answers but did not believe she was the best in the world until she saw the award with the tag “First in the World”

A Nigerian girl who emerged top among millions of students worldwide has shared her story of winning the prestigious British Council Outstanding Cambridge Learner’s Award.

Mmesoma Okonkwo, a student of Chrisland School in Lagos State, Nigeria, received the award for her excellent performance in the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) English Language exam.

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Mmesoma said it was a bit of a surprise to be the best in the world. Photo credit: Nigerian Radio
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Nigerian student emerges best in the world

Mmesoma said English has always been her favourite subject, and she was confident about all the answers she chose during the exam.

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She also revealed that she did not believe that she was the best in the world until she saw the award with the tag “First in the World” on it.

She said:

"When my colleagues told me I was the best in the world, I thought they were just exaggerating until I was invited to the ceremony and confirmed it myself."

The British Council Outstanding Cambridge Learner’s Award is an annual recognition of exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations worldwide.

The award celebrates the success of learners who have achieved the highest standard marks in their country or globally in a single academic year.

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It also recognises the dedication and commitment of teachers and schools that support these learners.

Watch the video of Mmesoma Okonkwo speaking about the award here.

School celebrates lady who became first ever perfect score graduate in LASU

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Aminat Yusuf made history as the first student to graduate with a perfect score of 5.0 CGPA from the Lagos State University (LASU) in its 40 years.

She studied Law and was among the 282 First Class graduates who will receive their degrees at the 26th combined convocation ceremonies next week, Tribune Newspaper reports.

The Vice-Chancellor of LASU, Prof Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, announced this at a press conference on Wednesday.

Source: Legit.ng

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