Over 20 boarding colleges from throughout the UK visited the Wheatbaker resort in Lagos as a part of the occasion, which is run in affiliation with the UK’s division of worldwide commerce.
“As Nigeria grows each economically and demographically, the alternatives to recruit British-focused, English-speaking college students is critical,” Katie Banks, head of sixth kind at Bishops Stortford School, informed The PIE Information.
“Though at all times difficult to be out of college throughout term-time it was a worthwhile, satisfying expertise and we sit up for welcoming new Nigerian college students to BSC within the coming years,” she continued.
The week, organised by Mark Brooks Schooling, noticed exhibitions, conferences, media interviews and a VIP reception.
Mark Brooks reported that over 80 households attended over the weekend exhibitions – a “nice end result” for the occasion.
“UK Boarding Colleges Week not solely gave collaborating colleges to satisfy with potential households, however every head had the chance to seem on nationwide radio and TV; one program alone was watched by 22 million viewers,” he informed The PIE.
The Nigerian Information Channel TVC Information report was watched throughout Nigeria and Ghana.
Numerous Nigerian colleges that conduct their studying with GCSE and A-Degree curriculums additionally attended the week, talking to varied British colleges to share perception.
“We sit up for welcoming new Nigerian college students”
Banks stated she met the headteachers of The Grange Faculty and St Saviours’, each based mostly in Lagos, and famous the invaluable expertise sharing perception on what sort of setting college students is likely to be coming from – “particularly for sixth kind”, she famous.
Additionally in attendance was British deputy excessive commissioner, Lagos, Ben Llewellyn Jones. In a speech on the occasion’s VIP reception, he stated that the honest supplies the “alternative to satisfy essentially the most glorious colleges we’ve got within the UK”.
“The provide is not only a wonderful training however the expertise of residing within the UK and actually the expansion inside the youngsters that comes from that too.
““I’m actually impressed not simply by the standard of training on provide but in addition the personalised expertise the lecturers are bringing to the conversations with households, making an attempt to actually match college students with the suitable college,” Jones added.