The British Council in Egypt and Pearson Edexcel awarded a number of exceptional students at the annual Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards ceremony on Wednesday at the British Embassy in Garden City, in the presence of officials from the ministries of education and higher education.
Fifty-seven awards were presented to 52 students across Egypt for exceptional performance in the Pearson Edexcel examinations; winning titles that include Highest Mark in Egypt, Highest Mark in Africa, and Highest Mark in the World for international qualifications.
Co-hosted by the British Ambassador in Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams, Director of the British Council in Egypt Elizabeth White, together with Sharon Hague, senior vice president of schools at Pearson UK, the ceremony celebrated the academic achievements of secondary school learners of the 2018 Edexcel IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations series, from the governorates of Cairo and Alexandria.
The attendees included professors from universities and academies, officials from the Ministry of Education and the Supreme Council of Universities, and educational publishers and development funds.
Parents, principals and teachers from leading schools across Egypt also attended with the students being honoured.
Sir Geoffrey Adams commented, “Today’s ceremony is a reminder of Egypt’s enormous potential. Investing in Egyptian youth is an investment in Egypt’s future. That is why we will continue to work with the Egyptian government in supporting education reform and providing world-class education to all Egyptians, to help them become the highest achievers we know they can be.”
The International GCSE was first introduced by the British Council in Egypt in 1990 and the programme is now offered in over 130 schools across Egypt. They represent part of the wide range of respected educational systems and programmes offered by the British Council in Egypt in cooperation with Pearson Edexcel and the local Ministry of Education.