Nigerian Schools Score Another First In Cambridge Entry Qualifications

The rise in the number of entries for the Cambridge International exams across the world has also rubbed-off on Nigeria as the country recorded a 14% increase in the 2018/2019 period.rubi

A data of results released recently for the June 2019 exam series to thousands of schools by Cambridge International showed a rise in exam entries across all qualifications by 4% internationally and 14% in Nigeria for 2018/19.

The report indicates that the number of schools now teaching Cambridge International programmes has risen by 6% internationally this year and by 10% in Nigeria, which now has more than 360 schools located across the country.

“There has also been a 6% increase in the number of students taking Cambridge exams internationally and a 12% increase in the number of students taking Cambridge exams in Nigeria.

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It added: “In Nigeria, there has been a significant increase in IGCSE and AS & A Level this year, with more than 22,000 entries representing an increase of 14% on last year. The number of entries for Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications has grown by 7% globally this year”.

Juan Visser, Regional Director, Cambridge International said: “I am delighted that the uptake of Cambridge qualifications continues to go from strength to strength in Nigeria. This is in no small part to the tremendous effort on the part of our registered schools in Nigeria preparing learners for our exams.AdvertisementAdvertisement

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“Our exams have proven to be an excellent platform for learners to get into, and get on, at institutions of higher learning. Congratulations to the schools, the dedicated teachers, and not the least, students. These results have been duplicated in the many countries across the Sub-Saharan region in which our schools operate, proving there is a strong demand for robust programmes of study supported by valid and reliable exams trusted by universities across the region.”

This most popular Cambridge IGCSEs in Nigeria are Mathematics, Biology and Physics. The most popular Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects are Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Ayeni Oluwatosin Olawale, an A-Level physics teacher from Global Cambridge College in Ibadan, said: ‘Sciences are the most popular A-Level subjects with students in Nigeria because young adults in the country see sciences as a pathway to great achievement in life.

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The Cambridge curriculum is splendid. It has given room for critical thinking and analysis.

‘The full determination of the students and their readiness to study coupled with the teaching ability of the teachers contributed to the success of the students.’AdvertisementAdvertisement

Oluwadurotimi Jonathan Efunshile, an A-Level student from Global Cambridge College, achieved A* in physics and chemistry and an A in maths.

Cambridge International qualifications are recognised by over 1500 universities around the world including leading universities in Nigeria.

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