110 Nigerian students win Cambridge Learners Award
Some Nigerian students have received 157 Cambridge Learners Awards in various categories for their outstanding performance in the June and November 2021 rounds of examinations.
The British Council in Nigeria, in conjunction with Cambridge University Press & Assessment, recognized the 110 students from 45 schools across Nigeria.
In his address, the Country Director of Cambridge University Press & Assessment Nigeria, Vitalis Nwaogu congratulated the students, teachers and principals of their schools for their achievements.
“Today is a special time for our Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award winners, as well as an opportunity for you to look back on your hard work and be proud of your achievements.
“It is also a wonderful day for your families, teachers and schools, as they see you receive one of the most prestigious awards available to people your age.
“For us at Cambridge International, today is also a joyful day as everything we do at Cambridge, from writing syllabuses and curricula to setting exams, revolves around this moment.
“Your qualifications will give you new opportunities; some of these opportunities will lead you to universities, some will lead you to jobs, and some may lead you to exciting new ventures that have yet to be discovered,” he said.
Additionally, British Council Nigeria Country Director Lucy Pearson said the body was honored to work with partner schools to deliver UK assessments and qualifications in Nigeria.
“The exams we administer over the years continue to help people around the world develop 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.
“Therefore, all top performing students will receive certificates from Cambridge International in recognition of their achievements,” she added.
Speaking, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Ms Folasade Adefisayo said, “We are delighted to celebrate the winners today and recognize the achievement and success of all the students who have passed the Cambridge exams.
“Today’s awards reflect the greatness embodied in the lives of our children.
“We also recognize fellow Top in the World winners and partner schools who have demonstrated equality, diversity and inclusion policies,” Adefisayo said.
NAN reports that the prestigious awards covered subjects taken in the Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Levels and Cambridge International AS&A Levels exams.
The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
11 students from eight schools who achieved the highest marks in the world in subjects such as sociology, information/communication technology and business studies were awarded the “Top in the World” distinction.
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 Achievement’ awards and 8 ‘Best Across’ awards to students who obtained the highest cumulative total marks. on a specified number of subjects. (NOPE)