In a recent editorial published in the Nigerian daily “This Day”, it was noted that the most recent WAEC exam results were again dismal even depressing. Unless the authorities take action to turn around the state of education in the country, educational standards will continue to fall. Nationally, only 18% of the candidates who entered the exams received results that would get thm admission into some of the reasonable universities.
In contrast the results of the students at Graceland International School far outstripped the national results.
Our first entry was in 2016, when 35 candidates entered.
27 candidates obtained credits in 9 subjects.
6 candidates obtained credits in 8 subjects.
2 candidates obtained credits in 7 subjects.
All of the GIS candidates obtained the required 6 credits including English and Mathematics which allowed them to gain admission to university or other institutions of higher learning. One of the girls also obtained the hig84hest marks in whole of Zamfara state.
The 2017 results were equally impressive.
84 candidates entered the examinations.
4 candidates passed all 9 credit subjects.
50 candidates passed 8 credit subjects.
7 candidates passed 7 credit subjects.
5 candidates received 5 or 6 credit subjects.
This means that 79 out of 84 candidates received enough of the required credits to gain admission to a university.
The impressive thing about these students is that they have very high ambitions for their futures. They speak of becoming doctors, lawyers, engineers.
Read the editorial from “This Day” here: