British Council Nigeria has honoured four outstanding schools with the International School Award- ISA. The Council, in its bid to promote the standard of learning in the country, formally recognised the efforts of the schools in successfully implementing set global standards of learning at the third edition of ISA held in Sheraton, Abuja.
The ceremony hosted educationists from both the private and public sectors, schools, colleges and members of the public.
The four schools who now join the prestigious list of past national and global awardees include: Hallel college Port-Harcourt, Oxbridge Tutorial College Lagos, Redeemer’s International School Lagos, and Start-Rite school Abuja.
The British Council International School Award started in 1999 to recognise schools leading the way in instilling a global dimension into the learning experience of children and young people.
The schools received the prestigious award, in recognition of their work in implementing core teaching and learning skills that shape global thinking and build global citizens in the class room where learners are taught to shape the future for themselves and future generations.
The representative of British council, Louisa Waddingham in her remarks emphasised the need for educators to recognise and solve problems in innovative ways that facilitate constructive human relationships.
She added that the School Leadership programme focuses on developing essential leadership skills while uniquely applying these skills to the context of embedding an international dimension in the curriculum and ethos of a school.
Principal Consultant, Leading Learning Ltd and Former Executive Director, Corona Schools Trust Council- Folasade Adefisayo in her address; noted that the quality of teaching had significant impact on the success of a child and the society at large, irrespective of background or innate skills and talents. According to her, ‘‘the system cannot rise beyond the level of its teachers.”