The British Council in Nigeria, in conjunction with Cambridge University Press and Assessment, recognized the outstanding achievements of 110 students from 45 schools across Nigeria.
This was announced on Friday by the British Council in Nigeria and Cambridge University Press and Assessment.
At the unveiling in Lagos, the students would have received 157 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards following their outstanding performance in the June and November 2021 Cambridge exam series.
The prestigious awards covered various subjects taken in the Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Levels and Cambridge International AS and A Levels.
The winners include 11 students from eight schools who achieved the highest marks in the world in subjects such as sociology, information and communication technology and business studies to receive the “Top in the World” award.
Cambridge International also awarded 81 “Top in Nigeria” awards to learners who achieved the highest mark in their country in a single subject; 57 “High Performance” awards; and eight “Best Across” awards to students who achieved the highest cumulative standard marks across a set number of subjects.
In his remarks, the Country Director of Cambridge University Press and Assessment Nigeria, Vitalis Nwaogu extended warm congratulations to the students, their teachers and directors.
Nwaogu said: “Today is a special time for our Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award winners, as it is an opportunity for you to look back on your hard work and take pride in your achievements.
“This is a special time for your families, teachers and schools as they see you receive one of the most prestigious awards available to people your age.
“It is also a special time for us at Cambridge International, as everything we do at Cambridge – from writing syllabuses and syllabuses to preparing and marking exams, revolves around this time. .
“Your qualifications will open up new opportunities for you.
“Some of these opportunities will lead you to colleges, some will lead you to jobs, and others may lead you to exciting new and undiscovered businesses.”
Lagos State Education Commissioner Folasade Adefisayo was also present at the award ceremony.
“Today’s awards reflect the greatness embodied in the lives of our children.
“We also recognize all of the other Top in the World winners and partner schools who have demonstrated equality, diversity and inclusion policies.”
At the awards ceremony, one of the British Council’s partner schools also received recognition for its specific impact in key areas such as exemplifying best practice policies on equality, diversity and of inclusion and child protection, as well as evidence of contributions that have had an impact on the upward mobility of the collaborators of the Partner Schools.
Marniee Nottingham, Director of Examinations, British Council Nigeria, added: “The aim of the British Council Partner School EDI Award is to minimize prejudice and discrimination based on the protected characteristics of an individual or group. a group of individuals.
“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners for presenting evidence of building a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion in their various schools and for encouraging practical examples of how to ‘integrate EDI for inclusive education to tackle under-representation in the workplace.
In her own remarks, British Council Nigeria Country Director Lucy Pearson said: “The British Council in Nigeria, together with our partners, Cambridge University Press & Assessment International Education, recognizes outstanding learners at Cambridge today, we are honored to work with our partner schools to provide UK assessments and qualifications in Nigeria.
“Over the years, the exams we administer have continued to help people around the world develop both educationally and professionally, so that they are better placed to succeed in life and in their careers.
“Education is a key enabler for these opportunities, and we believe in ensuring young learners have access to world-class education and assessments, which we have achieved through our partners Cambridge University Press & Assessment International Education and the British Council Partner School.”
All top-performing students will receive certificates from Cambridge International in recognition of their achievements.
Cambridge International qualifications offer students an excellent opportunity to enter leading local and international universities.
Over 2100 universities worldwide recognize Cambridge degrees, including over 800 universities in the US (including all Ivy League), all UK universities as well as top universities in Nigeria.
Some of the favorite international destinations for Nigerians to attend university are UK, Canada and Malaysia.