A Nigerian man, Abubakar Isa Rrw has taken to Facebook to share an inspirational story about the difficulties he encountered while writing English language examinations.
The man revealed that he had failed English language in his WAEC examination, despite passing other subjects that he had written.
Abubakar revealed that he had taken courage and written another examination, and this time, determined that he would get an A grade.
Unfortunately, he had failed English language in the WAEC examination a second time.
However, he was still left undeterred by this and decided to take the English Language Testing System (IELTS), a proficiency test developed by the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English.
Abubakar revealed that he had only used 1 week to prepare for the examination and his result was able to get him two overseas scholarships.
In his words …
“My little story with English Language Exam. In 2007, I took the WAEC exam at Dawakin Kudu Science College. Despite having good grades in all the other subjects, I failed the English language in my WAEC result. When I registered for another SSCE, my intention was to get an A, not even a B.
“Despite all the courage I had for that exam, I wrote it to the best of my ability at Government Secondary School in Kano, and I passed all the subjects except for the English language.
“For the first time, I decided to register for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), an English Language proficiency test developed and run by the British Council in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English.
I studied for it within a week and achieved a better result. I secured two overseas scholarships with that IELTS. result. Alhamdulillah”