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New and bigger team announced to support Cambridge schools in Sub-Saharan Africa – Ghana

27/11/2015

Cambridge International Examinations has announced a new, bigger team to support the growing number of schools in Sub-Saharan Africa that are choosing to offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications. 

Cambridge International Examinations is the only international exam board which is part of a world leading university – the University of Cambridge. Cambridge international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge. 

More than 50 principals from schools across West Africa attended an event in Ghana on Friday 27th November to celebrate the new, bigger team and find out more about how Cambridge is supporting schools across Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Speaking at the event, Simon Lebus, Chief Executive for Cambridge Assessment said: “Our priority at Cambridge is to support schools to deliver world class education to their students. Having additional local support will benefit Cambridge teachers and students across Sub-Saharan Africa. I’m delighted to launch this new and bigger team today.” 

His Excellency, Jon Benjamin, British High Commissioner for Ghana said: “We place great value on the role of Cambridge in extending access to world class education. In West Africa this enables students in over 400 schools study programmes like Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International A Level which prepare them with the knowledge and skills they need to do well in the future.” 

There are now over 830 schools in Sub-Saharan Africa, including over 400 in West Africa, that offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications. The number of Cambridge schools in the region has risen by 25 percent in three years. 

Cambridge schools and associate schools in South, East and West Africa will now have support from Cambridge staff based in each of these three subcontinents of Sub-Saharan Africa. To find out more about the team, go to our Sub-Saharan Africa team page.

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