By Steve Agbota
British Council in Nigeria in collaboration with Cambridge University Press and Assessment has recognised the outstanding achievements of 110 students from 45 schools across Nigeria.
The students received 157 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards following their performance in June and November 2021 Cambridge examination series.
The awards covered various subjects taken in Cambridge IGCSEs, Cambridge O Levels and Cambridge International AS & A Levels.
The award winners include 11 students from eight schools who obtained the highest marks in subjects including Sociology, Information & Communication Technology and Business Studies to receive the ‘Top in the World’ honour. Cambridge International also granted 81‘Top in Nigeria’ awards to learners who achieved the highest standard mark in their country for a single subject, 57 ‘High Achievement’ awards and eight ‘Best Across’ awards to students who attained the highest cumulative total standard marks over a set number of subjects.
Country Manager for Cambridge University Press & Assessment Nigeria, Vitalis Nwaogu, congratulated the Nigerian students, their teachers and principals.
“Today is a special moment 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.It is a special moment for your families, your teachers and your schools, as they watch you receive one of the most prestigious awards available to people of your age.
“It is also a special moment for us at Cambridge International because everything that we do at Cambridge – from writing syllabuses and curriculums, to setting and marking exams, is all about this moment.Your qualifications will give you new opportunities.
Some of those opportunities will lead you into universities, some will lead you into jobs and others may lead you to exciting new ventures yet unknown”.
Present at the award ceremony was Commissioner for Education Lagos State, Folasade Adefisayo who acknowledge the feat and success of all students who passed the Cambridge examinations.
“The awards today reflect the greatness embodied in the lives our children. We also acknowledge all the other awardees in the ‘Top in the World’ category and the partner schools that have demonstrated the equality, diversity and Inclusion policies,” he said.