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Six Nigerian schools receive British Council’s ISA recognition


For striving to bring the world into their classrooms through their teaching innovations and concepts, CITA International School; Glisten International Academy; Grace Schools; Newhall International School; The Riverbank School, and St Mary’s International School, have received the British Council’s prestigious International School Award (ISA).

ISA is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas.

Director of Operations, British Council Nigeria, Stephen Forbes at the award ceremony recently in Lagos, remarked that fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, as it will enable young people gain the cultural understanding and skills needed to live and work as global citizens.

He said the schools have demonstrated excellence commitment to embedding international dimension and understanding within the ethos of their school and curriculum.

Forbes explained that through collaboration activities in partnership with other schools, they have seen their students bring stimulating projects alive from paper to play. The teachers, he added, also ensured implementation of 21st century skill set in their lessons such as, critical thinking and problem solving; creativity and imagination; communication and collaboration; digital literacy; citizenship; student leadership and personal development.

Director Schools Education and Society, British Council Nigeria, Mohammed Ahmed, said the council is enabling teachers and school leaders to create a learning environment where they can integrate global learning into the classroom. Programme Manager, Schools Education and Society, Lynda Ashaolu, while encouraging other schools to embrace the good work and register for the next cycle of the award, stated.

“The schools’ fantastic international work has rightfully earned them this prestigious award. The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, Pakistan as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme. Around 5,000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999 making it 20 years


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