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Olashore introduces online podcast for students

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OLASHORE.NEW 1BOlashore International School has introduced online podcast for students preparing for IGCSE. The school said it is to help students improve on international subjects.

The achievement was disclosed by Mr Derek Smith, the school principal, at an interview session during the Speech and Prize Giving Day celebration, recently held at Illoko-Ijesha, Osun State.

According to the principal, “Currently we have lots of projects going on. This year we involved technology by introducing iPads for learning. We have that for the teachers and for students so that by 2016 they will be used to the system of working with the iPads.

"In the senior classes, we already introduced Online Podcast for students offering IGSCE subjects. It will help them to improve on international subjects. This applies to majorly Year 12 students. We will be running with Year 10 and 11 students by next session.

"The Podcast is used in variety of ways. For example, the podcast is online so whether they are in school or at home they can use it. We recommend the teachers to give them the playlist of podcast of various topics in various subject, so they can read up. It’s similar to the playlists that all these young people use. It can also be used in form of videos such that the teachers can use them for introduction of a topic in classrooms during lessons. They can’t use them during exams but they can use them for revisions before going in for exams.

OLASHORE.NEW 2BGuest Speaker at the Speech and Prize Giving Day event, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, while speaking on ‘The Challenges of the Future’, commended those honoured.

“I would like to congratulate parents and friends of new entrants to this great school. But my biggest congratulations must go to the real stars of the day, our prize-winners in the different categories. Obviously, today’s prize-winners are true representatives of the best that this school stands for: hard-work, commitment to excellence, good manners, industry, integrity, self-motivation and a sense of service to others. And for those of you who would not be receiving prizes today, I urge you not to give up. Speech and Prize-giving day is a special occasion. It is an event that provides the chance to reflect on the highlights of the year and to look forward to new opportunities and the adventures awaiting all of you, especially those of you who are about to leave school next June and embark on a new phase of your lives”.

OLASHORE.NEW 3The best prize winner in this year’s Prize-Giving Day, Miss Mofiyinfoluwa Okupe, a 16 year-old girl, who clinched awards in 9 subjects, x-rayed her feelings as the best awardee. “It’s a very satisfying feeling being one of the awardees and specifically the best awardee. I feel happy and fulfilled and I feel humbled because I recognize that it’s not my efforts alone that brought me here. It’s a combined effort of my teachers, my friends, and of course God.

“There’s a lot of hard work and dedication involved, a lot of midnight self-readings and group readings because no man is an Island, amongst others, that were inculcated to attain this height. Olashore has inculcated in me the ability of hard work and competition, never to sit back and relax. Olashore School keeps you going; doesn’t allow you to just be complacent. The school community, as a whole, encourages dedication and steadfast work. I hope to be the best graduating student by the end of the session when I would be graduating from the school, and I really hope to put all the effort it takes to get that result.

“My advice for my juniors coming behind me is for them to work very hard because it’s not easy and a lot of times, they have to make sacrifices, such that while others are playing and catching fun, they should sit back and be focused. Focus is very important because that’s the main aim of what we are here to do. Never allow yourself to be side-tracked by unnecessary side attractions. So focus, hard work, and of course keeping God in all your plans and studies, are what I preach to them”.

In order to add spice to the event, a street within the school was named after one of the active foundation members of the Board of Governors.

Chairman, Olashore International School, Prince Abimbola Olashore, reiterated that, “Olashore is a school that believes in appreciating all those who have contributed in one way or the other to the growth of the school. Naming one of the streets of the School after Mallam Saleh Jambo was one of the things we thought we could use to honour him, being one of the active and supportive members of the Foundation Board of Governors.

“When the school was about to start, him and Kabieyesi were the ones who sat down to discuss the strategy of the school. Even the first principal of the school was to be employed; he was the one who went to intervene on behalf of Kabieyesi in the UK. Also when he saw the location of the school and saw the difficulty of getting students, he donated six (6) coaster buses for transporting the students all around and he was a very active member of the board.

“And I think it is needful to remember all those who made contributions at one time or the other. If we don’t name it after him, people may not know his contributions to the school”.

Olashore International School (OIS) is a private co-educational school committed to academic excellence, and nurturing children to their full potential in a safe and serene environment, developing leaders for the dynamic global society in the 21st century.

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