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British Council Ghana held its 8th annual awards night to recognise students from its partner schools who excelled in the June 2017 Cambridge exam series on 17 November 2017 in Accra.
The event, actively supported by Cambridge International, was attended by over 700 guests including students, parents, teachers, and principals from Cambridge schools. Among the special guests were His Excellency Iain Walker, The British High Commissioner to Ghana and Alan Rutt, Country Director, British Council Ghana.
Twenty-four students received awards in the Best Subject category and three received Outstanding Student awards. Also recognised were 26 teachers nominated by their schools for supporting the students. Four schools were also awarded Best Schools based on the performance of their students.
Students took turns to thrill the audience with outstanding performances – from intercultural dances, poetry and singing to violin music performance.
Alan Rutt, Country Director, British Council Ghana said: 'I would like to congratulate the Exams team on the awards night. I thought it was a very enjoyable event. I was amazed by the energy and enthusiasm from the students and teachers and delighted with the level of support from so many colleagues. I think the evening certainly met the Partner Schools Global Network objectives. Well done to all involved.'
Efua Asiedu, Manager, West Africa was there to represent Cambridge International. 'Events like this one are very important for Cambridge International because students are at the heart of everything we do,’ she said during her speech. 'We believe that learning, not exams and tests, is the ultimate purpose of education. Our examinations are designed to encourage, recognise and reward learning. They should not be regarded as an end in themselves. Our programmes and qualifications encourage students to develop their own strengths and interests, and cultivate an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.'
British Council Ghana has a network of 44 partner schools across the country that they support through the Partner Schools Global Network to administer the Cambridge International curriculum.