British Council Ghana held its 8th annual awards night to recognise students from its partner schools who excelled in the May/June 2017 Cambridge Assessment International Education exams in November, 2017 in Accra. This event was held with the active support of Cambridge Assessment International Education.
Among the special guest who graced the occasion were His Excellency Iain Walker, The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Alan Rutt, Country Director, British Council Ghana, teachers, parents and principals from our partner schools.
A total of 24 students were awarded in the Best subject category and three received outstanding students awards. Also recognised were 26 teachers nominated by their schools for supporting the students. Four schools were also awarded Best Schools based on the performance of their students. Winners in the awards category received various prizes ranging from electronic gadgets, plaques, book vouchers hampers and Cambridge paraphernalia.
The awards night was attended by over 700 people that comprise principals, teachers, parents and students. The awards night was started with an address by His Excellency Iain Walker, The British High Commissioner.
Mixed with fun and exciting performance, students from our partner schools took turns to thrill the audience with outstanding performances; from intercultural dances, poetry, singing and violin music performance. Audience feedback echoed the astounding night:
I would like to congratulate the Exams team on the Awards Night. I thought it was a very enjoyable event. I was amazed by the energy and enthusiasm from the students and teachers and delighted with the level of support from so many colleagues. I think the evening certainly met PSGN objectives. Well done to all involved. - Alan Rutt, Director Ghana, British Council.
We are excited to host the awards night annually to recognize the hard work of teachers, students and schools. We offer a range of value added services for schools that include teacher training, conferences and networking opportunities for school leaders as well as access to our global on-line teaching and learning platforms – Balvinder Kandra, Country Exams Manager
Events like this one are very important for Cambridge because students are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that learning, not exams and tests, is the ultimate purpose of education. Our examinations are designed to encourage, recognise and reward learning. They should not be regarded as an end in themselves. Our programmes and qualifications encourage students to develop their own strengths and interests, and cultivate an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning - Efua Asiedu Manager, West Africa
British Council, Ghana has a network of 44 partner schools across the country that they support through the Partner Schools Global Network to administer the Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum.