Olympiads Prize Award Ceremony at Enko La Gaieté International School
Wednesday the 24th of May 2017 was a particularly bright day; there was an abundance of sunshine, the neighborhood was beaming with life and the elegantly set ceremonial hall at Complexe Scolaire International La Gaiete Yaounde which hosted the prize award ceremony of the 2017 edition of La Plume D’Or Du Genie en Herbe, also known as the Olympiads, teamed with excited souls. It was a colorful event, marked by the presence of representatives from the Divisional Delegation of Secondary Education for the Mfoundi, Heads of schools, staff and students from participating schools. By 2pm all was set to begin and before the clock stroke 4pm, loud screams could be heard emanating from the imposing assembly hall. It wasn’t long before smiles could be seen on numerous faces, with excited chatter hovering at every corner. Meritorious students went away with hefty prizes, others applauded excitedly, teachers grinned satisfactorily and parents received their kids proudly. It was a beautiful picture to perceive, a picture made possible by the collaboration between Enko Education and Copre-CAFAS.
Enko Education partnered with Copre-CAFAS (an association which promotes academic excellence) to organize the 2017 edition of the Olympiads, an academic contest which aims to promote academic excellence by identifying and encouraging brilliant students in various academic disciplines. To realize this, exams in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics were set and students drawn from nineteen secondary schools from different parts of Yaoundé took part in the exam. The best students in each discipline went home with interesting prizes and their respective schools were very proud of their exploits.
The Olympiads therefore go in line with Enko Education’s mission of providing the best academic programs for African students so as to enable them gain easy access to the best Universities in the world. And as far as realizing this mission is concerned, Enko Education through Enko La Gaiete International School Yaounde, has made enormous strides. In its third year, Enko La Gaiete International School Yaounde is the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the whole of Central Africa. The International Baccalaureate diploma being that diploma which is highly recognized by more than two thousand top Universities in world, makes Enko La Gaiete International School an indispensable destination for parents who wish to see their kids rub shoulders with the best on the globe. More so, Enko La Gaiete International School Yaounde is proud to graduate its first batch of IB students this year. These students have gone through the demanding program and have successfully sat for the International Baccalaureate exams. As an icing on the cake, all twelve graduating students have already gained admissions into some of the best Universities in the world with scholarships. Some of these Universities include Yale University, University of Toronto, Edinburg University, Science Po, African Leadership Academy, University of Manchester, amongst many others. The quest to bring the world to African students is therefore being realized, and in grand style too.
In line with encouraging African students to academic excellence therefore, Enko Education used the Olympiads as a bridge to spur students to greater exploits by, why not, joining the Enko Family.