Charterhouse has said it will offer teacher training programs and contribute to the development of education in Lagos State and Nigeria.
A statement made available to The PUNCH said Charterhouse, one of the seven excellent British Boarding Schools with over 400 years of educational excellence would be opening its first international school in Africa, Charterhouse Lagos, in September 2024.
The statement read in part, “Initially offering primary school education, the school will grow to offer boarding for secondary students from 2026 and eventually expand to cater for the full five to 18 age range. The world-class facilities will be used to offer a British education that equips students to study anywhere in the world and will give them access to best-fit universities.”
The statement added that Charterhouse Lagos would be taking registrations from interested parents whose children would be in years one to four in September 2024.
Head at Charterhouse UK, Dr. Alex Peterken, said, “Charterhouse Lagos will provide a British education in the heart of Nigeria. The teams from both schools share values and educational standards and have worked tirelessly to create a unique and wonderful opportunity for children in Lagos.”
Speaking at the signing ceremony between Charterhouse and Charterhouse Lagos in Godalming, UK, the Executive Chairman of Charterhouse Lagos, Mr. Gordon Zhao, expressed his delight at the new partnership.
“It is an exciting opportunity to learn from the 400-year history of Charterhouse to deliver amazing educational opportunities to Lagos and Africa. We are committed to offering a world-class education with outstanding facilities that will be unmatched in West Africa.”
The Director of Education and Founding Head of Charterhouse Lagos, Mr. John Todd, said, “The team in Lagos is proud to bring Charterhouse to Nigeria and looks forward to working together to make a real difference to so many lives over the coming years. Nigeria and Lagos deserve a world-class school and Charterhouse Lagos is set to bring that dream to fruition for so many families.”