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Olashore Bags Award For Top 10 Schools In Nigeria

Posted: Jul 14, 2015 at 12:19 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

OLASHORE International School (OIS) has bagged an award for emerging one of the top ten schools in Nigeria, and one of the best international schools in Africa.

This was stated at the 17th valedictory ceremony of the school held at the school in Osun State.

The award, which was granted by Africa Brands Review, an Integrated Marketing Service Company in Africa, got its ratings from the 2014 WASSCE results.

They compared how secondary schools across Nigeria performed and rated the Top 1000 schools in Nigeria, and thus granted the award in June 2015.

The events brochure of the Africa Top 1000 Schools Award is to be distributed to Embassies of various Africa countries and libraries of institutions of higher learning and blues chip companies, including free copies to all participating Schools in Africa.

The Plague award, which was granted based on standard criteria, read ‘2015 Africa Top Schools Award Platinum Category’.

Speaking at the valedictory ceremony, the Chairman Board of Governors, Bimbo Olashore, stated that being honoured with the Platinum category award based on standard criteria, and top 10 award based on WASSCE results, gives credibility and validation to the efforts of the staff and students in taking the school to its career peak.

His words: “Awards are good. When we do things here, we don’t do them for the purpose of awards, but awards are validation of some of the things we stand for.

“We believe in academic excellence. It’s the bedrock of what the school stands for. About 99.8 per cent of our students get Cs’, while about 92 per cent get As’ and Bs’.

“To us, this is already excellence. By the time we add other activities such as music, drama, discipline, leadership and the likes, we will be proud of ourselves.

“We didn’t apply for any award, they just wrote us a letter, and initially we were being skeptical, until they showed us results and proofs, so we agreed with them at least it was from an official source. “We emerged one of the best international schools in Africa, but before qualifying for this, we first qualified as one of the top 10 schools in Nigeria with 7th position to be specific.

“Being one of the top ten schools amongst about 11,000 schools sitting for WAEC gives us value to our certificates.”