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Greensprings School students secure $8.5m scholarships to study abroad

Greensprings School students secure $8.5m scholarships to study abroad

Students from Greensprings School’s IB Diploma Programme have secured over $8.5 million worth of scholarships to study at top-ranking universities across the globe.

Emmanuela Ilok, one of the students, gained full scholarships to study Computer Science at multiple Ivy League institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Yale University, Columbia University, and Stanford University.

Ilok joined Greensprings School 15 years ago and that has been instrumental to her success as the school provided her with the support, motivation and resources needed to achieve excellence.

Reacting to her achievement, Ilok said she is excited and grateful to God, her parents and her school.

She said the robust curriculum and rigour of the IB Diploma Programme helped to guide her towards success.

Feyisara Ojugo, deputy director of education at Greensprings School, expressed extreme joy for the performance of the IB Diploma students.

According to her, the student’s acceptance into top universities globally on scholarship is a testimony to their hard work and the support that the school provided to ensure that their dreams come true.

“I particularly commend Emmanuela Ilok who was awarded full scholarships into Ivy League universities like MIT and Yale, among others, with a one percent acceptance rate. She has journeyed with us from pre-school, all through elementary, secondary and now the IB Diploma Programme.

“She has been a high achiever and as a school, we ensure that she and the others are provided with the adequate support and environment needed to attain their full potential. Seeing her succeed makes us proud,” Ojugo said.

Ojugo said that over the years, the school has had similar reports of strides by its IB Diploma students, with different sets receiving scholarships worth millions of dollars to study their choice courses in their preferred institutions.

“These students have been able to record such a high level of success because of the robustness of the IB Diploma programme,” she said.

She added that the IB Diploma curriculum prepares the students for the world’s top universities and university life.

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 such as GCSEs, IGCSEs or WASSCE including English and Mathematics.