The Principal International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme of Greensprings School, Jennifer Sunkanmi-Qazzeem has reaffirmed that the programme is the surest way for students not only to secure admission into top universities and colleges around the world but also a guaranteed path to securing meaningful scholarships.
Sunkanmi-Qazzeem while expressing satisfaction with the performance of students who gained admission into universities in USA, UK, Canada said “It is a common saying among our IB students that being accepted into universities and colleges is a given; the main goal is to be accepted into top universities and colleges with substantial scholarships”.
According to her, “Therefore, the acceptance of these students into the A-list schools is a testament of what the programme can achieve adding that that the students were dedicated to their studies, so she is happy their efforts have paid off.
Barney Wilson, deputy director of Education at Greensprings School, on his part asserted that “Without any doubt, Greensprings School grooms students to become extra-ready for college and university. Over the years, many of our alumni have proceeded to top tertiary institutions across the world and graduated with good grades.”
“For this reason, I believe these newly accepted students will be able to face the academic challenges in the tertiary institutions and pass out in flying colours,” he said.
In total, over one hundred universities have accepted the cohort of twenty-two students with an average acceptance rate of five universities per student. A total of $1.3million scholarships have been awarded to the students, too.
Among the students that have benefited include; Fareedah Kassim, who received a scholarship worth $120,000 from Illinois Institute of Technology; Odianosen Okojie received $100,000 from Colorado Boulder, and Patrick Udochi received a full tuition from Georgia State University.
The top tertiary institutions in the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK ) and Canada that the students got acceptance into include University of California Riverside; University of Toronto, University of Manchester, University of Waterloo, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kings College London, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Warwick, University of Leeds, among others.
The Greensprings IB Diploma programme is a two-year sixth-form programme designed to prepare secondary school students for life in tertiary institutions. The students admitted into the programme are expected to have a minimum of 5 credits in their O’ Levels (GCSEs, IGCSEs or WASSCE) including English and Mathematics.