24th November, 2010
The Nigeria High Commission in the UK has honoured Miss Chidera Ota who excelled in the 2010 GCSE in the UK with 15 As.
The Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ota, 16,Â garnered the highest grades in English Literature and English Language; Mathematics, Statistics, French, German, Latin, History, Sociology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and IT qualifications equivalent to three GCSEâ€™s.
Nigeriaâ€™s Acting High Commissioner to the UK, Amb. Dozie Nwanna described her feat as exemplary and highly commendable.
“You have wiped our face and brought pride and honour not only to your parents but to the countryÂ and other Nigerians living in the UK,â€™â€™ Nwanna said.
HeÂ said Nigeria was full of talents and outstanding personalities who have continued to excelled in various walks of life at home and abroad, making them deserving of recognition and celebration.
Also, the Head of Chancery in the Mission, Mr Ahmed Umar, said the initiative to honour Ota was a further attestation to the High Commissionâ€™s policy of recognising and celebrating Nigerian achievers in the UK.
“This is consistent with the rebranding and image making policy of the Federal Government,â€™â€™ Umar added.
Ota, who wants to become a medical doctor, told NAN in an interview that she studied Latin twice a week during lunch break to meet up with the challenges.
“I stayed home a lot and put in a lot of work for my GCSEâ€™s because I want to become a doctor though I know it is a very hard and competitive field, and I know I need to do extremely well to get into medicine,â€™â€™ she said.
Ota has already secured a scholarship to attend Kingâ€™s School in Canterbury where she will study Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A-levels.