A Nigerian man, Abubakar Isa, has shared his inspiring story of not giving up after failing English in his West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exam.
In a Facebook post, he revealed that he had passed other subjects.
He then took courage and wrote another WAEC exam with a determination to get an A in English, but unfortunately, he failed again.
Left undeterred, Abubakar then took the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a proficiency test developed by the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English.
He said he only spent a week preparing for the examination, and his result got him two overseas scholarships.
“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,” he wrote.