Why UK schools jostle for Nigerian candidates -Lambkin

The Deputy Headmaster, Oswestry Schools, United Kingdom, Mr. Niall Lambkin, has said that schools in UK love to offer admission and scholarship to Nigerian pupils because Nigerians in British school are brilliant.

Oswestry Schools was founded in 1407.

Speaking at the Third 2012 UK Boarding Schools Fair in Nigeria organised by Nubi Educational Counselling Ltd in Lagos last Saturday, Lambkin explained that the choice of Nigeria for the fair was because Nigerian pupils in UK schools were performing excellently.

She added that as a part of efforts to enhance technological transfer and knowledge integration, the United Kingdom Boarding Schools had concluded plans to offer admissions and scholarships to brilliant Nigerian pupils.

Lambkin added that by integrating more young Nigerians into UK schools, especially in courses not readily available in the country, it would aid technological transfer, cultural integration as well as economic stimulation with a view to making them becoming better and purposeful future leaders.

He said, “Nigerian pupils in the UK schools are performing well and this has necessitated us to want to admit and inculcate them further because we believe, by doing this, we are helping to transfer technology, expertise, cultural integration as well as purpose-driven education.”

Also speaking, the Executive Director, Nubi Educational Counselling Ltd, Mrs. Rose Omonubi, explained that the fair served as a forum for parents, pupils, heads of various schools and delegates from the UK Boarding Schools to network and interface.

Omonubi added that through the fair, prospective students and parents would be able to rob minds and receive helpful information in making their choice of schools decision easier.

She listed poor infrastructure, poor remuneration, inefficient and inadequate personnel as some of the factors affecting education in Nigeria and by extension the growth of the kids.

She added that the pupils learn well in a better atmosphere and conditions.

Omonubi added that the UK boarding schools had contributed in helping Nigerian children grow in confidence, independence and make life-lasting friends with people from other parts of the world, thereby creating positive impacts and ideas into them.

She said, “The UK Boarding School Fair is borne out of the yearnings of Nigerian parents and some UK boarding schools to have a fair that will focus on the primary and secondary schools, create the forum that will give them the opportunity to interface and network and help them in making their choice of schools.

“UK Boarding Schools have a worldwide reputation and remains the preferred destination for Nigerian pupils. The boarding schools have excellent quality assurance and this is evident in the rigorous and regular inspections which they are subject to.

“These schools help our children to grow in confidence and independence and make life-lasting friends with people from other parts of the world. We have the delegates from UK Boarding Schools here, who will be networking and interfacing with parents and pupils and we hope they will make an informed choice as they go through the fair.”


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