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Cambridge International and the British Council hosted the prestigious annual British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards at a ceremony held at The Civic Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
Students from 46 schools in Nigeria received awards for their outstanding performance in the November 2017 and June 2018 Cambridge exams series. A total of 125 awards went to 91 students for their achievements in subjects taken in Cambridge IGCSEs, Cambridge O Levels and Cambridge International AS & A Levels.
The award winners included three 'Top in World' category winners: Omoshemi Favour Oloriegbe from The Childville Senior for Cambridge IGCSE Sociology in the June 2018 exam series; Prince Ogunlana from Lifeforte International High School for Cambridge International AS Level Sociology in the November 2017 exam series and Chinaza Adaeze Osuji from Chrisland College awarded for Cambridge IGCSE Agriculture in the November 2017 exam series.
In her opening remarks at the awards ceremony, Kanto Adesina, Territory Manager for Nigeria, Cambridge International, congratulated the students, their teachers and principals. She said: 'Events like this are very important for Cambridge International because students are at the heart of everything we do.
'Our programmes and qualifications encourage students to develop their own strengths and interests, and cultivate an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.'
Cambridge programmes are taught in more than 360 schools across Nigeria.
The British Council also recognised schools from the Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN) that exemplify best practice policies for equality, diversity and inclusion and child protection.
Lucy Pearson, Country Director, British Council Nigeria and West Africa Cluster Lead, said: 'At the British Council we are committed to creating opportunities for people all over the world by enabling relevant connections; between people in the countries where we are present, and the UK.
'We have been doing this in Nigeria for the last 75 years and are currently marking our 75th anniversary celebration. We have been able to achieve several significant successes because of the key partners we work with – an example is our partnership with Cambridge International in providing Nigerian students access to globally-recognised qualifications.'