Man who couldn’t pass English in WAEC gets 2 overseas scholarships after writing IELTS exams

A Nigerian man identified as Abubakar Isa Rrw has shared his motivating tale and his experience taking the English language tests.

The man confessed in a post on his Facebook page that despite passing other courses on his WAEC exam, he had failed English language.

Abubakar said that he had taken courage and written another examination, and this time, resolved that he would achieve an A grade.

Unfortunately, he had once again failed the WAEC English language exam.

He was unfazed by this, though, and made the decision to take the English Language Testing System (IELTS), a test of language proficiency created by the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English.

Abubakar disclosed that his preparation for the test had only taken a week, and his performance was successful enough 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”

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