Sochima David Chukwudi, a dedicated student from the Nigerian Tulip International College (NTIC), has distinguished himself by achieving a remarkable score on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) — one of the premier standardized university admission tests.
With a near-perfect score of 1590 out of a possible 1600, Chukwudi has not only set a record but also showcased the high academic standards prevalent at his institution.
The SAT is a globally recognized test designed to evaluate an applicant’s aptitude in reading, writing, and mathematics—key subjects imparted in high school curricula worldwide.
In a conversation with LEADERSHIP, Chukwudi highlighted the twin pillars that were pivotal to his outstanding accomplishment: divine grace and relentless hard work.
“Beyond the grace of GOD, it was the culmination of months of intensive study, preparation, and practice,” he shared. He further emphasized the role of online resources in his preparation, saying,
“The multitude of website materials available today provided me with a deep understanding of the SAT’s structure and requirements.”
He also candidly spoke about the numerous sleepless nights he endured in his quest for excellence.
For aspiring test-takers, Chukwudi’s advice is forthright: focus, resilience, and diligence are indispensable. “Scoring high on the SAT demands more than just intelligence; it requires an unwavering commitment, setting clear goals, continuous practice, and of course, prayer.
The journey is rigorous, often interspersed with long nights and exhaustion, but one must remain resolute and prioritize academics.”
Furthermore, Chukwudi was effusive in his gratitude towards the teaching staff at NTIC. “My achievement is intrinsically linked to the tireless efforts of my teachers. NTIC has been instrumental in my academic growth, and I owe a significant part of my success story to them.”
Mr. Feyzullah Bilgin, the Managing Director of NTIC, lauded Chukwudi’s exemplary performance, attributing it to the student’s unwavering commitment and the invaluable support of the school’s skilled educators.
“Our teaching staff, with their expertise and dedication, are central to NTIC’s ethos and vision. They play a crucial role in molding bright minds like David’s,” he said.
Bilgin also expressed his pride in Chukwudi for bringing notable recognition to both the school and Nigeria. “Such an outstanding SAT score not only underscores our institution’s caliber in the national arena but also elevates us on the global academic map,” he remarked.
Concluding his thoughts, Bilgin extended his appreciation to the entire NTIC student community. “David’s triumph isn’t solely his. It mirrors the collaborative, nurturing environment we’ve established at NTIC.
Our students consistently step up, supporting and motivating each other. This success is collective, reflecting the dedication of our entire educational community,” he emphasized.