By Oghenefego Obaebor
THE British Council and Cambridge International recently hosted the British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards at a ceremony held at The Civic Centre, Lagos.
The awards recognised exceptional learner achievements in Cambridge examinations in the November 2016 and June 2017 Cambridge examination series. The event was attended by students, parents and educators from Cambridge International Schools in the country.
The winners include three students who achieved the highest marks in the world and 60 students who attained the highest marks in Nigeria in a single subject. In total, 86 students in Nigeria received 115 awards from Cambridge International.
The awards covered various subjects taken in Cambridge IGCSEs, Cambridge O Levels and Cambridge International AS & A Levels in the following categories: Top in the World: learners who have gained the highest standard mark in the world for a single subject, Top in Country: learners who have gained the highest standard mark in the country for a single subject, High Achievement: learners who have achieved outstanding results in subjects which are not so widely taken and which, under the current criteria, would not qualify for ‘Top in Country’ Awards and Best Across: awards issued to learners who have attained the highest cumulative standard marks over a set number of subjects.
Juan Visser, Regional Director, Cambridge International, Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “Well done to the Cambridge top achievers in Nigeria. We are delighted that learners at our accredited schools continue to excel year in and year out.
World’s greatest centres of learning
“For over 800 years, the University of Cambridge has been one of the world’s greatest centres of learning. It created our organisation, Cambridge International, 160 years ago. Now, as part of the university, we take that Cambridge standard of excellence to schools across the world.
These awards put our students in the best place possible for their future education and we wish them all the best going forward. I would be amiss if I did not also recognise the dedicated teachers without whom these achievements would not have been possible. Thank you, your commitment and passion is evident from these results.”
The British Council also awarded partner schools from the Partner Schools Global Network, PSGN, that exemplify best practice policies for Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Child Protection.