30th Anniversary: Atlantic Hall Awards N30 Million Scholarship
Atlantic Hall School, Lagos’ preeminent independent boarding school, recently awarded a pupil of A.U.D. Primary School, Ibonwon, one Esther Ojooluwa Adebowale, of Igbooye in Eredo LCDA, an education scholarship worth N30,000,000 (Thirty Million Naira).
Confirming the award, chairman of the school’s Educational Trust Council, Chief (Mrs) Taiwo Taiwo, indicated that Esther emerged the best student in a series of oral and written examinations that drew 85 candidates from across Lagos State.
“Esther Ojooluwa Adebowale of A.U.D. Primary School, Ibonwon in Eredo LCDA, won a full scholarship to cover her tuition, boarding fees, school uniform, sportswear, and other levies for the six years in which she remains a pupil of Atlantic Hall School. The scholarship, currently valued at N30 Million, is Atlantic Hall’s annual contribution to lifting the circumstances of children from within our host communities.”
Speaking in response to the award, Mr. Adebowale, father of the awardee, expressed unalloyed appreciation to the school: “My heart is full of so much gratitude I do not know how to express it. With my humble circumstances, I could never have dreamt of my child going to this beautiful school. Now see what the school has done for us. My whole family rejoices and prays for Atlantic Hall. Please help us thank them.”
Since the commencement of its scholarship programme in 2010, Atlantic Hall School has contributed in excess of N80 Million Naira in annual scholarships, benefitting 6 less-privileged children, 3 of whom have since graduated and moved on to institutions of higher learning.
Offering top class, world class standards of education, Atlantic Hall persistently records excellent results in both academic and extracurricular activities, ranking top tier locally and globally year on year.
Speaking at a recent prize giving day ceremony, the principal, Mr. Andrew Jedras, described the students’ performance at the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) as simply exceptional. He gave a rundown of the IGCSE results as follows:
SS3 – 91.5% A* – C Grade, 75.0% A* – B Grade; SS2 – 89.4% A* – C (Grade), 64.3% A* – B (Grade). In the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), the breakdown was given as: SS3 – 96.2% A1-C6 Grade and 72.4 % A1-B3 Grade.
Jedras described the statistics as the highest ever recorded by the school in both international examinations.
Commenting further on the school’s determination to consolidate the track record of excellence it is known for, Mr. Jedras said: “We have aligned our strategic thinking, planning and direction to ensure that the education that students receive at Atlantic Hall reflects our transformative approach, one that is more than knowledge acquisition, but which has at its core, critical tools young people require to succeed in the 21st century.”
Emphasizing the school’s successes in sports, Jedras described sports as “the most participatory activity, epitome of hard work, commitment and dedication and a major part of life in Atlantic Hall.”
“In sports, Atlantic Hall has been able to record successes in various tournaments and competitions within and outside the country. The recently concluded 2019 California State Games and COPA DE MAR in San Diego, saw Atlantic Hall boys’ soccer team play exceptionally well and taking the Gold Medal. We are currently, the Association of International School Educators of Nigeria Champions in Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Athletics (Track and Field) events. And in the AISEN U-15 category, we currently hold the Gold medal in Volleyball (boys and girls), Gold in Basketball (boys) while our girls won the bronze medal.”
Atlantic Hall is committed to creating a crop of top flight young people for the 21st century and it is determined to take children from its host communities along.