Ninety-one top-performing pupils from forty-six schools across the country have received 125 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, following their performance in the November 2017 and June 2018 Cambridge examination series.
The Award event, which was recently hosted by Cambridge International and the British Council at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos, witnessed the British Council recognise partner schools from the Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN).
According to the Council, PSGN is known for best practices for equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as child protection.
Kanto Adesina, Territory Manager for Nigeria, Cambridge International, while applauding the pupils, their teachers and principals said that “Events like this are very important for Cambridge because pupils are at the heart of everything we do.
“We believe continuous and interactive learning, not exams and tests, is the ultimate purpose of education to impact individuals and the world.
“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 pupils to develop their own strenghts and interests, as well as cultivate an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning,” Adeshina stated.
On her part, the Country Director, British Council of Nigeria and West Africa Cluster, Lucy Pearson, stated that the council had been giving the award for seventy-five years because it believed in providing and recognising efforts at creating an enabling environment for learning.
“We believe that providing an enabling environment allows young people to learn and thrive, embrace their unique characteristics and prepare for global citizenship. We applaud all the award recipients and hope the awards spur them into achieving future accomplishments”.