More than 20 boarding schools from across the UK visited the Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos as part of the event, which is run in association with the UK’s Department of International Trade.
“As Nigeria grows both economically and demographically, the opportunities to recruit British-focused English-speaking students are significant,” said Katie Banks, head of sixth form at Bishops Stortford College. the cake news.
“Although it is always difficult to be out of school during term time, it was an enjoyable and worthwhile experience and we look forward to welcoming new Nigerian students to BSC in years to come,” he continued.
The week, organized by Mark Brooks Education, featured exhibits, meetings, media interviews, and a VIP reception.
Mark Brooks reported that more than 80 families attended the weekend showings, a “great turnout” for the event.
“UK Boarding Week not only gave participating schools the opportunity to meet potential families, but each headmaster had the opportunity to appear on national radio and television; a single show was watched by 22 million viewers,” he told The PIE.
The Nigerian news channel TVC News report was seen in Nigeria and Ghana.
A number of Nigerian schools that carry out their learning with GCSE and A level curricula also attended the week and spoke to a number of UK schools to share information.
“We look forward to welcoming new Nigerian students”
Banks said she had met the heads of The Grange School and St Saviours’, both based in Lagos, and highlighted the invaluable experience of sharing information about the type of environment students might come from, “especially for sixth form,” she said. .
Also in attendance was British Deputy High Commissioner, Lagos, Ben Llewellyn Jones. In a speech at the event’s VIP reception, he said the fair offers the “opportunity to see the most excellent schools we have in the UK”.
“The offer is not just a great education, but the experience of living in the UK and really the growth within the children that comes from that as well.
“I am really impressed by not only the quality of education that is offered, but also the personalized expertise that teachers bring to conversations with families, trying to connect students with the right school,” added Jones.