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Nigerian Girl Who Topped Students from 150 Countries to Win British Council Award Speaks

A Nigerian girl who won the renowned British Council Outstanding Cambridge Learner’s Award out of millions of students worldwide has told her experience.

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

Mmesoma stated that English has always been her favorite subject and that she was confident in all of her answers during the exam.

She also admitted that she didn’t believe she was the finest in the world until she saw the award with the inscription “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 recognizes remarkable learner accomplishment in Cambridge examinations around the world on a yearly basis.

The award recognizes students who achieved the best standard marks in their country or globally in a particular academic year.

The award also acknowledges the passion and commitment of the instructors and schools that help these students.

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