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British Council honours eight Nigerian schools


Officials of British Council and some of the recipients of International School Award (ISA) during the award presentation in Lagos.

For bringing the world into the classrooms through their teaching, research and community development, eight Nigerian primary and secondary schools have received the British Council’s prestigious International School Award (ISA).

The award is a badge of honour for schools that showcase outstanding work in international education, through linkages with partner schools overseas.The eight schools are M.D School, Lagos, Child of Promise School, Lagos, Hallmark School, Lagos, Riverside Montessori School, Ogun, Linsy High School, Lagos, Olumawu School, Abuja, Supreme Education Foundation, Lagos, and Linsy Nursery & Primary School, Lagos.

Director of Programmes, British Council, Nigeria, Mrs. Louisa Waddingham, said fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, as it enables young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

“The ISA award is really important to the British Council because for many years, we have worked with schools and supporting the education systems globally. This award enables us to really value and appreciate schools as they make progress towards inculcating internationalism into their schools and their behaviours and the way they run their affairs.

“The ISA really recognises how schools develop their young people to be global citizens, so that they can think globally and act locally. What we have today is a lot of strong community projects that the students have done. With this they are going to develop as responsible, active and peaceful global citizens. Though the projects are quite demanding, but when they come out of it, they are far more able to cope with life challenges and new events that is going to come up. The projects enable schools to teach their students how to adapt and be resilient in all that will happen in their life time.”

Emphasising that the schools’ fantastic international work has rightfully earned them the prestigious award, the British Council’s Project Manager, Schools Education, Lynda Ashaolu, added that the ISA is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they are doing to bring the world into their classrooms.

Shortly after receiving the award, the Director of M.D. School, Lagos, Mrs. Omolara Adedugbe, stressed that receiving the award is a great achievement, but sustaining the quality that resulted to the award is another bigger challenge.

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