BRITISH COUNCIL AWARDS

2019 AWARDS

Top Learner Award in O'Level Mathematics 2017

British Council Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award

DESTINY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE shines brightly at the second edition of the British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards.
 INTRODUCTION 
At an evening to recognise scholarly excellence, DESTINY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE  won the prize for British Council Recognition and Outstanding Learners Awards during the second edition of the British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner. The award which held at the Civic Centre, Lagos on the 14th of June 2019 acknowledged exceptional Nigerian based learners’ achievements in Cambridge examinations taken by students around the world. The primary purpose of these awards is to celebrate and recognise the success of high-performing Cambridge learners and the partner schools that have exemplified Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Child Protection policies.
STUDENT INTERVIEW: BRIEF BACKGROUND OF THE STUDENT
OJO, Ajibola Inioluwa participated in examinations by Cambridge Assessment International Education as delivered by the British Council during the last school year (August 2017 – July 2018) and  achieved an outstanding score in Mathematics Syllabus D. Top in Country in Cambridge O’level, November 2017 Series,
He was born on 31st July, 2003 to the family of Pastor (Dr.) and Dr. (Mrs) Olalekan Ojo. He is the first child in a family of three children. He had his primary school education in Ile- Ife, Osun State, and a year stint at a secondary school in Ibadan, Oyo state before proceeding to Destiny International College, Osogbo.  He is currently a 200 level student of Computer Science, LandMark University, Omu Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria.
In his own words,
“The genius in me was unearthed at Destiny International College.
I am particularly grateful for the commitment of my educators who gave individualized and I would say customized attention to each learner. Sometimes I wonder who, between my educators and I, is preparing for examinations.
The love and sacrifice of my parents is extremely appreciated. I pray that they would eat the fruit of their labour.
This award means so much to me in every sense. It shows me that submission to the leadership of the Holy Spirit coupled with hard work pays off.
Also, that the trust that the founders of Destiny International College, Rev. Olusola & Rev. (Mrs) Oyenike Areogun, have in me is not misplaced.
I believe there are greater achievements to strive for and higher goals to set to achieve better results”.
HEAD TEACHER / PRINCIPALS INTERVIEW:
• Why did the school opt for the Cambridge exam?
The vision of the founders of Destiny International College is to build world-class leaders who are with universal relevance. In pursuing  that vision, the school decided that learners would be exposed to international curricula and exams to train them to be able to fit in and excel anywhere in the world.
• How is the school best positioned to support their students to achieve more using the Cambridge education?
We are currently working on affiliations with some Cambridge education group partner universities in the UK, the USA and Canada and we are hoping that arrangements will be concluded within the next one year. We believe this will afford our present and prospective learners greater opportunities for further education in colleges in these countries.
• How does Cambridge curriculum differ from the Nigerian education and how does it position the students to achieve more in the future?
The Cambridge education system is designed to meet the needs of all learners, stretching brighter children and supporting those who need it through differentiated teaching and learning activities. Learners are taught to learn by questioning, problem-solving and creative thinking rather than by mere retention of facts, hence giving them analytical and creative thinking skills that they will need in the world of work. Currently the Nigerian curriculum is still largely focused on retention and recall of facts which does not necessarily prepare learners adequately for the working world. Hence, at DIC we have blended both curriculums and while our students have all excelled at the Nigerian WAEC and NECO SSCE, we prioritize Cambridge in assessing their mastery of the subject for real-world application.
 BRIEF BACKGROUND OF THE SCHOOL 
A brief history of the school 
The vision of Destiny International College Destiny was conceived by our founders, Rev. & Rev. (Mrs) Olusola Areogun, as an answer to worries of parents about children’s exposure to social vices in tertiary institutions or having quality education at the expense of spiritual growth.
DIC offers a blend of Nigerian, British and American curricula and affords learners the opportunity for a world-class secondary education in a Christian atmosphere where they given a strong, biblical foundation that will make them unshakable as they move into institutions of higher learning and then into life at large, becoming leaders and disciplers for their generation and also excelling in their career.
Established in September 2013 and located at Km. 4, Gbongan- osogbo, Express-way, Osogbo.
Accreditations and affiliations include; Cambridge, WAEC, NECO, College Board (offering SAT exam), Ministry of Education, Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
 The vision became a reality upon the establishment of Destiny International College in September 2013.
Other achievements of the school
• Yale Young African Scholars Award 2018
• 2018 NNPC Secondary School Quiz Competition, Zonal Champion Award (South West)
• 3rd Place Award, Obafemi Awolowo University Faculty of Science Quiz Competition, 2018.
• 2018 NNPC, Secondary School Quiz Competition State Champion Award
• 2018 State Gold Medalist, Junior Science Category National Mathematics And Science Olympiads Competition
• 2017 State Gold Medalist, Junior Science Category National Mathematics And Science Olympiads Competition
• 2017 State Champion Award, NNPC Secondary School Quiz Competition
• 2nd Place Award, Category C, MyRainbowBooks  2016 National Creative Writing Competition For Children
• 1st Position in the State, 2016 Nigerian Mathematics & Science Olypiads
• 3rd Position in the State, 2016 Nigerian Mathematics & Science Olympiads
• Best School in Junior Science, 2016 Nigerian Mathematics & Science Olympiads (in Osun State).
• 2nd Best position in the State, 2016 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Quiz Competition
• 3rd  Best in the State  (Debate) 2016 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Quiz Competition
• 2nd Best in the State, 2016 National Federal Road Safety Corps Competition
• 3rd Best  (South- West), 2016 National Federal Road Safety Corps Competition
SUMMARY OF THE AWARDS
The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards recognises the exceptional performance of learners around the world in Cambridge examinations. The awards reflect the talent and hard work of learners and acknowledge the dedication and commitment of both teachers and parents. Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. It is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. With the international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. With over 100 countries they work in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. They work towards a secure, inclusive and prosperous world where people are able to have their voice heard broaden their horizons and build sustainable futures.
The British Council used the opportunity to identify schools that have implemented the Child protection policy and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. As the name implies the child protection policy believes every child is to be protected from harm or risk of harm. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy upheld by the British Council is about treating people fairly, impartially and without bias and creating conditions in the workplace and wider society that encourage and value diversity and promote dignity and inclusion. Due to the British Council’s commitment to the policies, awards of recognition to outstanding partner schools who have also exemplified themselves in their own immediate locality.

Top Learner Award in Cambridge O'Level Mathematics, 2017

Awarded to Ojo Ajibola of Destiny International College

Top Learner Award in Cambridge O'Level Mathematics, 2017

Awardee with a British Council Representative (Left) and Miss Adekanola (School Representative – Right)

Top Learner Award in Cambridge O'Level Mathematics, 2017

Awardee with the representatives of the school

Top Learner Award in Cambridge O'Level Mathematics, 2017

Awardee with the parents

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