The Nigerian academic landscape changed quietly a few years ago with the entrance of a new world-class player: City of Knowledge Academy. This international standard Secondary school which continues to produce outstanding students may indeed be one of the best-kept secrets in the Nigerian education sector today.
Did you know that last year, 13-year old Chimelum Tasi-Amadi, a year 9 student of City of Knowledge Academy (CKA Int’l), noiselessly set an academic record when he effortlessly achieved the perfect score in the Cambridge Checkpoint Examination? Today, the outstanding feat by Tasi-Amadi has earned him placement at Phillips Academy Exeter USA (a world renowned Prep School that prepares students almost exclusively for the IVY League Universities in the USA). Yet, before the Cambridge Checkpoint Examination feat, both Tasi-Amadi and CKA had dazzled keen watchers of educational terrain with award-winning performances at both the American Mathematical Competition and the Cowbell Mathematics Competition.
Between 2015 and 2016, CKA has presented eleven (11) students of age range 10 to 14 years for the Microsoft System Administration Certification examinations and they all passed with flying colours. Today, these 11 students have all been certified by Microsoft as Systems Administrators with proficiency in MS-Words 2010.
These success stories and several others- which have not yet been fully told – point to CKA as an outstanding addition to the nation’s academic landscape, providing invaluable opportunities in a safe and secure environment for the holistic development of the child. The school uses a unique approach to teaching and learning on the three Cs of CULTURE (Local and cultural training and exposure; social awareness, respect and empathy); CHARACTER (Integrity, focus, commitment, principles and conscience); CONFIDENCE (Knowledge, diligence, academic excellence and mind wealth).
Situated on well-appointed grounds within the leafy and serene suburbs of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria, CKA is easily accessible via the Ore-Benin Express way. The school’s location offers a serene and conducive learning environment away from the stressful atmosphere of city life. In recent times, CKA has become known as ‘the quiet achiever.’
This is not surprising as the founder Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga herself is indeed the quintessential quiet achiever, known for saying often “let’s just do an excellent job and our job will speak for us”. She is a devoted mother, distinguished professional, consummate business leader and administrator. Her successful career history of over 30years has been devoted to mentoring and building people and institutions in diverse sectors.
Mrs. Belo-Olusoga is an Economics graduate of the University of Ibadan, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA. She sits on the board of several corporate institutions. She is passionate about knowledge sharing, personal and professional grooming and the quest to transform children into responsible, socially responsive and culturally balanced adults. City of Knowledge Academy is the vehicle for this vision.
To explore the City of Knowledge Academy (CKA) and get more information on this unique trail-blazing school where a new dimension to the educational landscape of Nigeria has been added, you can visit www.ckaintl.com.