Olashore School rounds off London road showWritten by THE NEIGHBOURHOODONLINE.COM
Olashore International School, a globally acclaimed secondary institution, has restated its commitment to raising leaders for Nigeria and preparing her students for the new knowledge economy and a highly competitive world.
Speaking at a special forum in London to round off its series of educational road shows, Chairman, Board of Governors, Prince Bimbo Olashore, pointed out that the school has increased investments in its Leadership Programme and Social Responsibility activities. “We place a great deal of emphasis on raising leaders, because leadership will always be the biggest issue facing mankind. The need for great leaders never goes out of fashion”.
The Chairman continued, “We rounded off our educational road show and parents’ interaction this year in London to help Nigerians in the Diaspora as well as the international community to appreciate the quality of education from Nigeria and the perfect blend of Nigerian local culture with an international flavour that Olashore School provides in a unique manner”.
He added that the introduction of additional vocational courses is encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship among students.
“The society has become more competitive in recent times and individuals are required to be more knowledgeable in various aspects of their life. It has become important to develop an entrepreneurial spirit even as an employee in order to show independence in carrying out ones duty and also in managing colleagues or team members. In the long run, a well-rounded individual is formed through this process”, he added.
Principal of the school, Mr. Derek Smith, who featured at the event, announced the introduction of GL assessment across the school. “This is an internationally recognised series of standardised tests’ measuring progress, ability, potential and attitudes that will allow the school to fulfill its mission statement of commitment to ensuring that each child is nurtured to their full potential. It will also help further improve the school's outstanding results which currently stand at around 95%.
“We are also very intentional in our promotion of the Nigerian culture in the school, even with our global outlook. In addition to the elaborate Nigerian drama that we stage professionally every year, the school also holds OIS Goes Traditional where students are encouraged to explore the different cultures of Nigeria. All public programmes include cultural dance and choirs based on different cultures around Nigeria”.
A number of dignitaries, parents and alumni of the school including Ms Akande and Mr. Kayode Adeluola applauded the school's continued strong value system, outstanding academic performance and its painstaking maintenance culture. They remarked that Olashore School goes far beyond classroom education. As it had been in all the places the road show circuit had been taken to, most of the guests were amazed at the standard of infrastructure at the school and surprised that a school like Olashore International School existed in Nigeria.
Established in 1994, on 60 acres of land, Olashore International School is a co-educational school which offers high caliber education in a wide range of subjects at Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary and a University Foundation Programme in partnership with Lancaster University. Over the past 20 years, the school has succeeded in creating a community of world class services around the school including a first class hotel, a golf course and leadership training centre that all combine to give the school a unique identity.
Olashore International School is particularly appealing to discerning Nigerians at home and abroad, as well as expatriates residing in Nigeria, who desire a school with a strong value system, proven track record and a clear sense of purpose.