‘COVID-19 not a barrier to excellence’


Tofarati Ige

A Lagos-based school, Rainbow College, has said that the COVID-19 pandemic which disrupted learning across the world did not affect its students’ performance in the recent West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

In a statement by the school, it was noted that the pandemic revolutionised learning and birthed the adaptation of the borderless classroom system at the school.

The statement read, “Despite the turbulent disruptions to the West African Senior School Certificate Exam ​(WASSCE)​ due to the COVID-19 upheaval, we are pleased to​ ​report that our Class of 2020 achieved ​100% A1-C6 pass in a​ ​minimum of five (5) subjects, including English and Mathematics ​as well as a phenomenal​ ​81% distinction (A1-B3) in all subjects​. Our students also achieved 100% A1-C6 in Chemistry, Physics and Further Mathematics, and 96% A1-C6 in Mathematics and Biology.

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“We are incredibly proud of our students. This particular graduating class has been subject to the most extraordinary pressures and unprecedented challenges (Ebola virus in JSS1, COVID-19 in SS3), but their results reflect hard work and dedication to excellence”.

The school however applauded their top-performing students among them are Fortunate Ezenwa – 7A1s, Abdulmalik Umar – 6A1s, Chisom V. Ahanonu – 6A1s, Jordan Iheaku – 6A1s, Oluwatosin Adeyole – 6A1s, Sammie Okodaso – 6A1s, Temilade Adeyemo – 6A1s, Tobechukwu Aniagboso – 6A1s, Adeyemo Ademola – 6A1s and Nwokoma Kelechi – 6A1s.”

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