Miss Cherish Daniel Markson, a kinswoman of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, has bagged the Top in World Award in Law and High Achievement in Sociology from Cambridge International.
Cherish, a student of Bridge House College, Lagos and daughter of Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Bayelsa State, received the prestigious award for her outstanding achievement in her Advanced Subsidiary Level Examination, November 2020/2021 series.
The international qualification is recognised globally by the world’s best universities and employers as giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.
The school said Cherish achieved all A-stars in nine of her IGCSE subjects, English, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Literature, Business Studies, Economics, History and ICT.
In a letter to her parents to confirm the remarkable feat, the management of the school said: “We are delighted to inform you of Cherish’s outstanding achievement in her Advanced Subsidiary Level Examination -November 2020/2021 Series.
“Cambridge International Assessment and Examination has awarded her the Top in World Award in Law and High Achievement in Sociology.
“This achievement is due to Cherish’s hard work and determination to succeed. We are pleased to have provided the springboard for your child’s outstanding achievement.
“We congratulate Cherish for this impressive academic performance and she should be extremely proud of her results.”
The teenager while speaking on the award, thanked her parents for their support saying they were her motivation during her studies.
She said: “My parents have always been there for me, supporting me educationally, financially and even spiritually through their prayers. I constantly work hard to make them proud and I am glad I was able to achieve that”.
She praised her school, Bridge House College, for providing the necessary friendly and professional guidance that enabled her win the prestigious award.
“I am finishing my first year of A-levels in England. Next year, I hope to study Law at one of England’s prestigious universities. I believe that this award is a good start and with continuous hard work and dedication, I will have many more to come”, she said.
Explaining her delight at winning the award from the British Council and Cambridge International, Cherish said: “to be identified as an outstanding learner and receive such global recognition for it has made me resolve to keep working hard in my academics.”
On his part, the father of Cherish, Mr. Iworiso-Markson, said the award was a befitting reward for his daughter’s hard work in pursuit of academic excellence.
The former Bayelsa Information Commissioner said that his daughter gave her best and they were proud of her achievements, insisting it was a great milestone worthy of celebration.
He said: “We were so delighted when we got the letter. We knew she will come out in flying colours but she took us all by surprise by even going the extra mile to come out tops. Certainly, every parents will be proud of this achievement and we are”, he said.
In her remark, the Principal of Bridge House College, Ayoola Akinyeye, said the school was focused on grooming life-long learners and building a learning organisation conversant with the use of 21st century learning methodologies and strategies.
The principal commended Cherish for her exceptional performance, saying that after being awarded top in the country, it was the first time the school would be coming out top in the world.
She further believed that Cherish waa capable of soaring high in whatever field she intended to study because of the kind of education she had received from the school