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British Council honours top performing Ghanaian students as part of 80th anniversary

Thirty-six top-performing students from Ghanaian schools have received awards from the British Council in honour of their outstanding performance in the Cambridge International exams.  

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The ceremony took place at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra and was attended by the students, their families, school leaders and teachers from the 95 British Council Partner Schools in Ghana.

This year’s awards were marked during a significant milestone as British Council celebrates 80 years of its operations in Ghana, building connections, understanding and trust.

This milestone reflects British Council’s long-standing commitment to fostering educational excellence and supporting the aspirations of generations of Ghanaians.  

The top achievers who received the Star Performer Awards were Shrirang Lokesh Chandankhede from Delhi Private School International, Therese Nana Kuukua Entsua Abban from Alpha Beta Christian College - Marie and Solange Antwi-Donkor from Merton Primary & High School.

The School Leaders  were Alexandra Kpikpi from  New Nation School, Benjamin Boakye-Dankwah from British International School and Vivian Takyi-Mensah from Dayspring International Academy.

The School Director of New Nation School, Alexandra Kpikpi said: “We are overjoyed about the outstanding achievements of our dedicated students. Their awards are a testimony to the hard work put in by the students and our teachers.” 

The Regional Exams Director, British Council, Mr Keshav Sreedharan said: “As an organisation we believe in the potential of Africa’s young people, and we are delighted to contribute to empowering Africa’s future leaders. These top achievers are among tomorrow’s leaders, and we are proud to honour them and the incredible support system that has guided them to this moment.” 

The Country Director, British Council, Doodo Nii Doodo said: “This year’s awards are special because as we honour excellence among our top achievers, we are also celebrating a legacy of service to this country over 80 years. Congratulations to all the top students. Your hard work and diligence cannot be overlooked. Your achievement makes our commitment to creating educational opportunities for young people worthwhile.” 

He added: “As we celebrate 80 years of service to Ghana, we draw inspiration from the anniversary theme, which is ‘80 years of building connections, understanding and trust; turning legacies and lessons into innovation and impact’. Our partner schools have been at the  centre of everything we do, and this is why on this special occasion we want to celebrate our partnership over the years.” 

The British Council Partner Schools community is a network of over 2000 educators across the world, including leaders of forward-thinking schools with an international outlook, and teachers committed to a modern, student-centred approach to teaching. Ours is a community that extends beyond the classroom to support parents and carers who want to improve the life chances of their children.

In Ghana, British Council has partnered with 95 schools, 120 school leaders and 2500 teachers to bring Cambridge qualifications to young Ghanaians.

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