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Nigerian students win outstanding Cambridge awards

The British Council recognises outstanding achievements of students from various British Council partner schools across Nigeria.

• July 5, 2024

Six students from three secondary schools in Nigeria have received Top in the World Outstanding Cambridge Learners Awards for the June and November 2023 Cambridge examination series.

The country director of Nigeria’s British Council, Lucy Pearson, announced this at Thursday night at the British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learners Awards in Lagos.

The British Council, in collaboration with Cambridge International Examinations, recognise outstanding achievements of students from various British Council partner schools across Nigeria.

Ms Pearson said the awards went to learners who achieved the highest marks globally in English as a second language (speaking endorsement).

She said two Nigerian students were successful at the June 2023 Cambridge Examination series, while four emerged from the November 2023 series.

She said six Nigerian students were from Brookstone School, James Hope College, Lagos, and The Ambassadors Group of Schools, adding that Oluwademilade David and Omaghomi Sharon from the Brookstone School, emerged winners in the June 2023 series.

She added that Obodoechi Chiedozie, Favour Chinecherem and Fehintoluwa Erinayo were from James Hope College, Lagos, while Bamidele Sharon was from Ambassadors Group of Schools.

Ms Pearson also said that 95 students from 37 British Council partner schools generally achieved a remarkable feat of obtaining the highest marks in British Council partner schools in Nigeria.

She stated, “Additionally, 71 students received the top in Nigeria awards for achieving the highest standard mark in the country for individual subjects. Further accolades included 48 High Achievement Awards and eight Best Across Awards, recognising students with the highest cumulative standard marks across multiple subjects.

“We use strict criteria to calculate Cambridge Awards. These criteria ensure that the achievements we recognise are consistent across the world in all subjects and at all qualification levels,” the official said.

(NAN)

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