The Bridge Nigeria school has dominated the National Common Entrance Examination by outperforming the national average for four straight years.
This year, 131 Bridge pupils participated in the NCEE, representing a 12 percent increase from 2021 enrollment in the examinations.
The students took a mock examination in preparation of what to expect for the NCEE, according to a statement.
Participating in the NCEE, Bridge Nigeria pupils joined thousands of pupils nationwide in a fierce competition for spots in federal and unity secondary schools.
It is important to note that there are just 106 Federal Unity Schools in the country, so the competition is fierce for the coveted prestige of attending a federal government secondary school.
Four students put Bridge Nigeria schools in the running for best-performing pupils nationwide at the just concluded examinations.
Princess Nnamuzie, an 11-year-old, leads 130 more pupils with an excellent score of 189. Following closely behind are Itura Darasimi Idowu and Precious Ebuka Obioma with a tied score of 185 and Soburah Wuraola Akinsowon with 179.
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The NCEE is an entry-level examination for pupils in their final grade of primary school (Primary 6) between 10–13-years-old.
The exam is out of 210 marks and tests students in the area of Mathematics & Basic Science (out of 40 and 20 respectively), English & Social Studies (out of 40 and 20 respectively), Quantitative & Vocational Aptitude (out of 40 and 10 respectively), and Verbal Aptitude (out of 40).
The NCEE remains one of, if not the most, competitive examinations in secondary schools in Nigeria, administered every year to Nigerian children both at home and abroad.
In addition, to weighted state cut-offs, the state pass mark applicable to an individual child is dependent not upon which state they took the examination, but the child’s state of origin. For example, if a child sits for the common entrance exam in Lagos but is from Edo, the cut-off marks for the child will be based upon the Edo State cut-off, not the Lagos State cut-off.
Education at Bridge Nigeria encourages gender parity in its schools as boys and girls make the same learning leaps by receiving life-changing education in a conducive environment where their skills are given ample room to shine.
While the students prepare to be posted to their chosen schools, it is important to note that every state in Nigeria has a different weighted pass mark for the common entrance exam.