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UK educationist Ansell identify why overseas education is popular with Nigerian families

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
28 September 2023   |   3:38 pm
Britain based Educationist, Stuart Ansell has identified why oversees education is increasingly popular with Nigerian families.

Britain based Educationist, Stuart Ansell has identified why overseas education is increasingly popular with Nigerian families.

Ansell who was among principals and leaders of certain schools in London expected in Lagos and Abuja next month identified international experience, academic and sporting excellence, and a greater chance to secure a top university place as part of the reasons.

Ansell, COO at Box Hill School, remarked that apart from strong academic results, UK boarding schools also ” deliver fantastic pastoral care and a ‘home away from home’ for boarding students.”

He spoke ahead of the visit by Principal and Leaders of certain schools in London to Lagos and Abuja next month.

According to a statement issued to newsmen by the organisers, Mark Brooks Education in association with the UK’s Department for Business and Trade, activities lined up for the event includes, reception, seminar, and exhibition.

The first event will be a networking reception from 6pm – 8pm on Friday for visiting heads to meet school leaders and parents.
On Saturday, there will be a 30-minute seminar from education specialists on ‘Helping Teenagers to Thrive’.

The entire programme would be concluded on Sunday 15th with a a new event ‘Lagos to London’. Mark summed up the objective behind the summit and what it was expected to achieve.

He explained that the event will create an opportunity for prospective parents to find out more and even sit entrance tests and interviews to beat the rush for places.

Henrietta Lightwood from Cardiff Sixth Form College disclosed that academic achievement is another reason for choosing UK school. West African students add tremendously to the community and gain “offers from world’s best universities.”

Sarah Matthews, Head at Truro High School for Girls, who is coming on the education summit for the first time said she looks “forward to spending more time in West Africa where I always receive such a warm welcome.”

She also spoke in glowing terms about her school.

“We offer a safe and affordable learning environment where girls thrive.”

Stuart Higgins of the Hereford Cathedral School said she was “delighted to be representing the school.”

“Awarded ‘great for music’ by a national publication, the school has strong Christian ethos and “offers a wide range of sporting opportunities.”

Some of the top schools in the UK to be part of the Boarding Schools Week include, Abbey College Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford College, Bromsgrove School, among others.

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