Nigerian students have been attributed as highly intellectual individuals who can compete favorably with their peers in any part of the globe Officials of Cambridge International Education (CIE) says.
Present at The 2018 British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learners Award in Lagos, The Regional Director for Sub Saharan Africa, Juan Visser and Country Examination Manager for Nigeria, Marinee Nottingham, likened the performance of the award recipients to global standards.
Recognition to the Students and their Schools and June 2017 Cambridge examination 2016, was on the grounds of exceptional performance in the November The students and their schools were recognised for their outstanding performance in the November 2016 and June 2017 Cambridge examination batches.
Also commending the award recipients and their teachers, Visser added that obtaining Cambridge award is never an easy task as it requires collaboration of both pupils and teachers with high approach of hardwork ,commitment and dedication.
Clearing a misconception, he noted that CIE operates as a non-profit and non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge, with several years of operation in Nigeria
“The 2018 award is outstanding global category, winners were picked by Cambridge. Meaning that the winners are topping the world. Operating in 160 countries with over 10,000 school, all learners across the world sit for the same examination because we want to ensure that we have the best standards of exam submitted to Cambridge.
“Winners were selected globally. Hence we recorded excellent outcome for Nigerian learners and what it also means is that the schools in Nigeria were able to teach and impact their students with the same quality standards as top schools in other areas of the world. This clearly reveals that the schools are world-class institutions capable of equipping students for the Cambridge’s challenge and get top results. It is a deserved honour and we are very proud of them.”
He said the Cambridge awards run in top countries globally especially those that have been giving them significant large number of entries including Zimbabwe, Kenya, and so many others countries globally like UK, Singapore and Australia among others.
He enjoined schools showing interest to be credited as Cambridge schools, to visit their website and acquaint themselves with information available
Nottingham on her part, stated, “We find that Nigeria produces top quality results and marks that we put them on top of our global results and it is compared with countries like the US, China, South Africa, Zimbabwe among others. To get this award, you have to be on top nation and we are very proud of them. As far as Cambridge International is concerned, our contribution in any country we operate is to have an international and a global benchmark operating in schools.
“So, I would rate the performance of Nigerian students in Cambridge examination excellent.