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BREAKING: UK minister, Badenoch, visits first British independent school in Nigeria, West Africa

The United Kingdom (UK) Minister for Business and Trade, Kemi Badenoch, yesterday, visited the Charterhouse School, the first British independent school in West Africa.

The visit is aimed at building on the UK government’s commitment to supporting Nigeria’s desire to offer high-quality education at home. Badenoch toured the construction site of the new campus located in Lekki-Ajah, Lagos, with the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls Education, Helen Grant.

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She expressed enthusiasm about the school in West Africa even as she described as brilliant the progress of the construction work at the Charterhouse site.

Also speaking, the Head/Director of Education at Charterhouse School, John Todd, emphasised how honourable it is to welcome Badenoch to Charterhouse, Lagos.

He said: “As Nigeria’s first British independent school, we are proud of our British heritage through our partnership with Charterhouse UK and re-affirm our commitment to delivering world-class education in Nigeria.”

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“We express our gratitude to the UK government through the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos for their unwavering support over the past year.”
Badenoch’s three-day visit aimed to deepen the UK-Nigeria partnership and is expected to take forward ongoing efforts by both countries to boost the UK-Nigeria trade relationship and unlock new investment opportunities.

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While in Lagos, the UK Minister for Trade and Business will meet with other key businesses, including Standard Chartered Bank, Avanti Satellite Communications, and IHS Towers, as well as the British development finance institution, British International Investment (BII), to discuss trade and investment opportunities for businesses on both sides.

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