11 students from eight schools scored the highest marks in the world in subjects including Sociology, Information & Communication Technology, and Business Studies in Cambridge Examination.
A statement by the British Council in Nigeria, while recognising the outstanding achievements of 110 students from 45 schools across Nigeria, said the award was organised in collaboration with the Cambridge University Press & Assessment.
It said, ‘‘These students received 157 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards following their outstanding performance in the June and November 2021 Cambridge examination series. The prestigious awards covered various subjects taken in Cambridge IGCSEs, Cambridge O Levels, and Cambridge International AS & A Levels.’’
It added that Cambridge International also granted 81‘Top in Nigeria’ awards to learners who achieved the highest standard mark in their country for a single subject, 57 ‘High Achievement’ awards, and eight ‘Best Across’ awards to students who attained the highest cumulative total standard marks over a set number of subjects.
Country Manager for Cambridge University Press & Assessment Nigeria, Vitalis Nwaogu, congratulated the students, their teachers, and principals.
He said, ‘‘Today is a special moment for our Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award winners as it is an opportunity for you to look back on your hard work and take pride in your achievements.’’
Also, present at the award ceremony was the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, “We are delighted to be celebrating the awardees today and to acknowledge the feat and success of all students who passed the Cambridge Examinations. The awards today reflect the greatness embodied in the lives of our children. We also acknowledge all the other awardees in the ‘Top in the World’ category and the partner schools that have demonstrated the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policies.”