July 20, 2024

Principals and Leaders of certain schools in London are anticipated in Lagos and Abuja next month as a result of an upsurge in Nigerian demand for education in the United Kingdom.

The event, tagged “UK Boarding Schools Week,” will be held in Lagos from 13-15 October at The Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The event will feature a reception, seminar, and exhibition, according to a statement given to media by the organizers, Mark Brooks Education, in collaboration with the UK’s Department for Business and Trade.

The first event will be a networking reception for visiting heads to meet school administrators and parents on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Education experts will present a 30-minute presentation on “Helping Teenagers to Thrive” on Saturday.

On Sunday, May 15, a brand-new event called “Lagos to London” would bring the entire program to a close.

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Mark summarized the summit’s goal and the outcomes anticipated from it.

He said, ” It will create an opportunity for prospective parents to find out more and even sit entrance tests and interviews to beat the rush for places.

“An overseas education is increasingly popular for Nigerian families for a variety of reasons: an international experience, academic and sporting excellence, and a greater chance to secure a top university place.”

Some of the Principals equally revealed educational facilities and attendant advantages for prospective students.

According to Stuart Ansell, COO at Box Hill School, apart from strong academic results, the institution also “delivers fantastic pastoral care and a ‘home away from home’ for boarding students.”

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

Sarah Matthews, Head at Truro High School for Girls, who is coming to 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 a 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, and Bromsgrove School, among others.

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