In a country in dire need of cultural revival and academic reinvigoration, the famed Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) provides an opportunity where Nigerian students can achieve international standard education blended with indigenous needs. HENRY TYOHEMBA writes.
igerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) is an academic conglomerate owned by a Turkish based company, the First Surat Group and is one of the outstanding secondary schools in Nigeria that have been making excellent impacts in the lives of the Nigerian children, its faculty parades an outstanding group of educators from all over the world, many of whom holds advanced degrees and are passionate about teaching.
NTIC has innovative, challenging curriculum designed to nurture each child’s potential, that why it was honored as the top school in science and art in Nigeria by the National Mathematical Centre. With its science and computer labs fully equipped with high tech, industry – standard equipment and tools, teachers and students take advantage of smart board in classrooms.
NTIC community is diverse, dynamic and multicultural with students from over 26 nationalities and faculties from 11 countries.
As a school that prides itself on providing a high standard of education to its students, Nigerian Tulip International College has produced several excellent students who have made their country and school proud both in international competitions and national competitions in the academic field. Winning 37 gold medals, 51 silver medals and 61 bronze medals.
The students of NTIC have participated and won in prestigious competitions such as the Int’l Science Olympiad, INFOMATRIX Informatics Int’l Computer Project Olympiad, Int’l Art Competition, Int’l Mathematical Olympiad, Int’l Genius Olympiad & ISWEEP, Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (Tunisia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal, South Africa) and more.
Nigerian Tulip International College (NTIC), Abuja was also dominant at the just concluded second edition of the World Scholars Cup hosted by the College and held at NTIC and the auditorium of the National Universities Commission in Abuja from November 3rd – 4th.
The NTIC students were outstanding at the competition as they went home with several trophies and medals for their remarkable performance at the two-day event which featured over 400 students from 17 schools within and outside the nation’s capital.
Eleven NTIC schools across Nigeria featured at the event, they include Premier International School, Wuse; Aduvie International School; Funtaj International School; ICICIE Al-Anoor; Doveland International School, and I-Scholars International Academy.
The World Scholars Cup competition is a global academic event that brings students from different nationalities and countries together to pursue a common challenge which features four exciting events such as Team Debate, Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing, and Scholar’s Bowl.
At the Abuja event, students explored the theme ‘An Entangled World.’ A team comprised of three students to explore how human relationships, diplomacy, black markets, the science of memory, braving the distance, voices of the inseparable and many more make the world an entangled web.
In the team debate section, each team debated three times on motions across all the subjects, from policy to poetry.
Also, in the collaborative writing, it was an awesome experience for them, as individual teams were given six statements, each from a different subject area, whereby a representative either argued in favour or against. It was a swell experience as each team debated with the power of their pen.
Similarly, the scholar’s challenge added a new flavour to students’ way of approaching multiple choice questions. Each team was given multiple choice questions to tackle, but with an alpaca-powered twist, participants were allowed to mark more than one answer per question, but with grading condition.
The event also featured the scholar’s bowl event, whereby every team was in the theater with a clicker. Teams were made to work together to solve analytic questions and multimedia challenges. It was loud and strategic as students clicked their answers before time ran out.
NTIC hosting of the second round of the World Scholars Cup was a huge success and a remarkable experience for students, teachers, parents and everyone present at the event.
The qualified teams have been invited for the global rounds which will take place in South Africa, Australia, Northern Europe and the Far East and for the final round, Tournament of Champions, at Yale University.