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    Nigerian Students Receive Awards After Excelling in Cambridge Examinations

    From left: Marniee Nottingham, Country Exams Manager, British Council Nigeria; Kanto Adesina,Territory Manager, Nigeria Cambridge International; Stephen Forbes, Director of Operation, British Council Nigeria and Lucy Pearson, Country Director, British Council Nigeria at the 2019 of British council recognition and outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in Lagos on Friday 14th of June 2019.
    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, on 14 June.

    Ninety one top performing students from 46 schools in Nigeria received 125 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards following their outstanding performance in the November 2017 and June 2018 Cambridge exams series. The awards covered various subjects taken in Cambridge IGCSEs, Cambridge O Levels and Cambridge International AS & A Levels.

    The top achievers 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. Top in World winners are learners who have gained the highest mark in the world for a single subject.

    In her opening remarks at the ceremony, Kanto Adesina, Territory Manager for Nigeria, Cambridge International, offered warm congratulations to the students, their teachers and principals. She said: ’Events like this are very important for Cambridge because students 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 students to develop their own strengths and interests, and cultivate an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.’

    The British Council also awarded partner schools from the Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN) that exemplifies 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.

    At the awards this year, we also recognised outstanding schools who are key enablers to the success of the awardees through their implementation of policies that drive Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Child Protection. 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.’

    Cambridge programmes are taught in more than 360 schools across Nigeria.

    About Cambridge Assessment International Education
    Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge.

    Our Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.
    Cambridge International is the short name of Cambridge Assessment International Education.

    Learn more! Visit www.cambridgeinternational.org

    About the British Council
    The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
    We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

    We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

    About Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards
    Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards are a group of awards issued by Cambridge Assessment International Education who recognise exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations around the world.

    The awards are issued in the following categories:
    Top in World: ‘Top in the World’ refers to the learner who has gained the highest standard mark in the   world for a single subject.
    Top in Country: ‘Top in Country’ refers to the learner who has gained the highest standard mark in your country for a single subject.

    High Achievement: ‘High Achievement’ is awarded to learners who have achieved outstanding results in subjects which are not so widely taken and which, under the current criteria, would not qualify for ‘Top in Country’ Awards.

    Best Across: ‘Best Across’ awards are issued to learners who have attained the first highest cumulative total standard marks over set number of subjects:

    • Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge O Level in eight subjects 
    • Cambridge International AS Level in four subjects 
    • Cambridge International A Level in three subjects 
    What criteria does Cambridge use when calculating results? 
    Cambridge awards are calculated using stringent and confidential criteria that operate to maintain high educational standards and values in awards across countries, subjects and qualification levels. Learners only receive awards if they have achieved outstanding results.

    Awards results are generated electronically using Cambridge's awards data generation system. Results data is accurate at the time of generation.

    For more information visit: http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/cambridge-for/teachers/outstanding-cambridge-learner-awards/
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