Friday 7 December 2012

Azikwe House Leads the Pack!

In a keenly contested debate among the 4 Houses in the college, Azikwe emerged the overall winner!!

With a very controversial topic (COMBATING BOKO-HARAM. SHOULD THE FG USE DIALOGUE OR FORCE? ) we expected and got a fiercely contested debate! 

The debaters were judged based on 4 criteria: Content, Grammar, Creativity and Confidence. Believe Ohioma set the ball rolling when she tried to convince the panel of judges that dialogue is the only way to tackle issues surrounding Boko-Haram in Nigeria. Her supporting speaker, Esther Roman also drove home her points. 

Carlton Ayoola, in supporting the use force,  was able to captivate the audience with his confident delivery. However it was his supporting speaker, Chijioke Eke, who calmly took the audience down the memory lane, citing copious instances where dialogue has failed.

Awolowo House represented by Jaiye Ogunbiyi and Moyinoluwa Oyelohunnu put up a spirited effort to convey that dialogue is the key. 

Last but not least was the presentation by Balewa House represented by Ebubechi Wakili-Aliyu and Gabriel Durojaiye. 


In the end, Azikwe House came first with 98 points, Awolowo House 87, Balewa 76 and Soyinka 7o. The panel of judges however commended the oratory prowess of Ebubechi Wakili-Aliyu who was adjudged the overall best speaker.

Well done everyone. A very stimulating and well executed discussion.


Wednesday 5 December 2012

Oxbridge College certified as a Cambridge PET/KET centre

With training that spanned two days, on the 4th of December four teachers in the college:
  • Mr. Kunle Abrahams
  • Miss Titi Raji
  • Miss Doyin Oladiran
  • Mrs. Tolu Erukuebami 
went through the Certification Programme as University of Cambridge-ESOL certified examiners for PET and KET (Preliminary English Test /Key English Test). 

The training was conducted by the University of Cambridge certification guru, Julian Bailey. With this certification, the college becomes a centre to examine candidates for this English proficiency test, one of the prerequisites for skilled workers seeking entrance into the UK.

Are you looking to attain such a certificate? Get in touch!! or 08021332170.

It's Birthday time again!

Happy birthday to our November and December students :-)

Judging by the number of you it seems December is a good month to have a baby??

Happy Bday to:

Yemi Olanrewaju, Chibuchi Mogbolu, Dino Gassani, Wakili Abdul, Ogunmoyin Abimbola, Roman Egili, Michael Osoba, Ope Akinola, Enonnuya Gbubemi, Jerry Akpan, Yvonne Udegha, Akpobome Xsara, Tosin Doherty, Ndah Williams, Ibrahim Sodeko, Tobi Babalola and Emenike Eziuche.

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Oxbridge marks MALALA DAY!

It was the usual Tutorial Period, Wednesday 21st November, 2012 when the Student Representative Council represented by Ayoola Carlton and Jackie Momah put together a programme tagged, MALALA DAY.

The presentation was mainly to portray the obstacles that the girl-child faces in Swat, Pakistan, where a child-activist, Malala was shot because of her love and defence of girl-child education.

Malala is a teenage girl who lives a life different from other teenage girls. She is an educational activist, likewise the chairperson of the district child assembly called SWAT. A tragic experience happened when she was shot this year on October 9, 2012; this happened because she led a campaign against the Taliban, the militant Islamic group. This group has been at the forefront of destroying schools, killing and maiming anybody found to be supporting girl child education.

The culmination of the status of Malala to international status was the aftermath of her being shot in October, 9, 2012. The United Nations consequently declared October 11, 2012 International Day of the Girl-child.

In a highly emotional video clip, the students had the opportunity of seeing the horrible life in Malala’s homeland, Swat, where the Taliban have always held the once-peaceful town hostage.

The Oxbridge College joined the international community to celebrate this great girl, who is currently recuperating in the UK. 

Report by Olowu Tiwaloluwa

Monday 19 November 2012

OTC Academic Review Day

On 17TH November 2012, the college had its Academic Review Day, a time set aside by the college for parents to have one-on-one time with their wards’ teachers to assess their academic progress and general development.

The programme started at 10:45am with a short presentation by 360 Ltd, a company that develops and maintains the college’s students’ online portal. A constantly evolving and updating overview showing a students progress in the many areas necessary to undertake successful tertiary education. Parents were educated on how to assess and take advantage of this user-friendly system. By 11:10am, parents moved to the college hall , where they were able to meet their wards’ teachers and engage in in-depth discussions.

This event was hugely beneficial to teachers and parents and is just one of the ways we encourage regular contact between the two groups.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Joke Silva came Visiting!

It was just like any Friday for the Oxbridge Dance and Drama Club, but the 19th November 2012 was destined to be memorable, not only for the members of the club, but for most students. Without any inkling of who was coming, the award winning and versatile Nollywood star, Joke Silva came bursting into our midst. She actually took time to motivate and rehearse with the members of the Oxbridge Dance and Drama Club giving them acting tips and much more. She came with two members of her company and they will be preparing the students for a play to be staged during the Christmas Concert. Don't miss it!

Article by Mr. K. Abrahams
All photographs taken by Olowu Tiwaloluwa

Saturday 10 November 2012

Oxbridge Alumnus gets married today :-)

Oxbridge Alumnus EHI OBAKPOLOR got married today to GEORGE NNACHUKWU at Archbishop Vining, GRA Ikeja!

Congratulations to the handsome couple and wish you the very best in your future together.

:-)   :-)   :-)   :-)   :-)   :-)   :-)   

Friday 9 November 2012

Vivian Fowler Girls Visit Oxbridge

8th of November, 2012, 7 students and a teacher paid a visit to Oxbridge Tutorial college. 

The visit is part of the initiative of Oxbridge College to avail schools, especially those in Lagos, of the opportunities of international education which the college offers. 

The visit started with a formal presentation, then students had a firsthand experience of what lectures in the college are like. They had the privilege of taking lectures in subjects such as Sociology, English Language, Mathematics, English -Literature and French. 

The students were later taken around the college facilities. It was a tour of the reception, classrooms, laboratories, library, computer lab and finally to the girls hostel. 

By 12 pm, the students were full of excitement and one can bet, they were ready to quickly finish their O’ Level programme and join the Oxbridge College train ;-)

If you or your school would like to visit Oxbridge get in touch! email or contcat us via direct message on Facebook.

Mr. K. Abrahams

Thursday 1 November 2012

2012 APEN Conference Nigeria

The 4th Annual Conference of APEN (Association of Private Educators in Nigeria), which Oxbridge College is an active member of, took place between the 22nd and 24th October, 2012. Incidentally, the association has its headquarter on the college premises, with the Managing Director of the college, Dr.(Mrs.) C.O Ogunsanya as its current Chairman.

Close to 39 member- schools were in attendance and it is an event that combined scholarship, social networking and fun all rolled into one. The keynote address was given by Mr. Aigboje Imoukhuede, the Group Managing Director/CEO ACCESS Bank PLC. Other choice speakers that held the attendees spell bound for the 3-day programme were Mr. Collins Bell, Executive Director, Council of British Schools, Fela Durotoye, the quintessential and much-sought after motivational speakers. 

Each day began with a cultural performance by selected primary schools, followed by sessions of training on divergent educational topics. The second day was however different as the Gala Night was held. There were a lot of dancing, fashion parades and also a lot of prizes to be won by different participants. By the third day, the highly successful gathering of stakeholders in the Nigerian educational sector came to an end with a drama presentation by Straitgate School and one could just see the countenance of satisfaction on every face of having experienced a highly reward conference. 

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Thursday 25 October 2012

OTC First Inter House Quiz

The first inter-house quiz competition, held on the 12th October 2012, was a day to remember. The members of the panel were Mr Ayo-the Scorer, Mr Kunle Abraham-the Quiz Master, Miss Doyin Oladiran-the Time keeper.

The contestants of the debate were Edwina Ola and Ajibayo from Soyinka House, Ise Jakpa and Ife from Azikiwe House, Ope Akinola and Moyin from Awolowo House, Ebube and Modupe from Balewa House.

There were a lot of taxing questions asked and aside from that, the audience got to the opportunity to participate as the questions the contestants could not answer were given to them.

The first round ended: 
  • 5 points to Azikiwe
  • 9 to Awolowo
  • 4 to Balewa
  • 13 to Soyinka. 
The second and final round ended: 
  • Azikiwe coming with 4th with 9marks
  • Balewa coming in 3rd with 5marks
  • Soyinka coming in 2nd with 13marks
  • Awolowo came 1st with 18marks.

It was an exciting day and I’m sure a lot of lessons were learnt!!


Wednesday 17 October 2012

University of Reading visits Oxbridge

On the 15th of October, 2012, representatives of University of Reading, UK, visited the college. Simon Foster and Beth Reed used the Monday Morning Assembly to address the students on the topic; Studying in the UK. It was also an avenue for the representatives to let the students know the benefits they would gain for choosing the University of Reading. Students had a nice time as they asked questions bordering on various knotty issues such as basic entry requirements, visa application procedures etc.


Monday 15 October 2012

The Basketball Clash! Balewa/Awolowo Vs Soyinka/Azikwe

The alarm went of at 3.00pm 21st September, 2012 on Friday for the usual extra-curricular activities that included: sports, clubs and societies. But that day was different as a match, a basketball match, was to take place that day. The teams that participated in the match were Balewa / Awolowo against Soyinka and Azikiwe, the various houses of O.T.C.

The first shot was delivered by Oyebanjo Jola. After a whole hour of dribbles, passes, throws, scoring Balewa and Awolowo came out victorious, leading by 18 points while Soyinka and Azikiwe had 8 points. The female version of the competition to take place next week. Keep a date.

By Adaobi Onodugo



He clearly stands shoulder high above most of his classmates, considering his towering 6-feet height. With a gentle smile that curls round his lips, it wouldn't be a surprise that he has quite a lot of admirers among his classmates. This is not the only quality that gave him the award. He surely is a responsible guy who takes integrity seriously. Welcome to the world of Jaiyeola Olatunde Oguntoyinbo, the September, 2012 Responsibility Award Winner.

Born in Nigeria, Jaiyeola just finished from Summerset School, UK and he is currently in the college AS Science Bellerby Medical Programme. The son of a lawyer, Jaiye sees his uncle who is a surgeon as his role –model. According to him ‘My uncle has achieved so much at a young age and considering his exploits in the medical field, he is definitely one person I look up to’’.

On the award, Jaiye made this comment: ‘I am proud of this award and I want to believe that it confirms my belief to always want to do the right thing at the right time’.

His best food is jollof rice and chicken and basketball is his favourite sport ;-)

Thursday 11 October 2012

Oxbridge Marks Nigerian Independence Day

Though Nigeria marked its 52nd Independence Day on the 1st October 2012, the college had its own celebration on the 5th of October. The day was colourful and full of many exciting programmes. Students had a free day to come in white and green attire or native attire. They didn’t disappoint. At mid day we were served a sumptuous meal. A guest speaker also gave a moving talk on the imperativeness of Patriotism.

Coincidentally the 5th of October was also the day when students with ambitions for positions on the prestigious college SRC (Students Representative Council) presented their manifestos before the college community. It was all cheer and excitement as inspiring speeches were read to canvas for votes. Students later went to their respective classes to cast their votes for their candidates. We'll soon be announcing the new SRC members so stay tuned ;-)

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Get your Kung Fu on @ OTC!

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground. If you've seen Bourne or 007 in action recently you've seen some mixed martial arts moves! It is a unique sport that combines all the most efficient fighting techniques of fighting sports like Karate, Kung-Fu, Wrestling and even Boxing. Apart from this, it is an integrated class that caters for general body fitness. 

Mixed Martial Arts is one of those extra-curricular activities recently introduced in the college. No wonder, it has continued to attract quite a large number of our students who work-out every Wednesday evening.

K. Abrahams

Wednesday 3 October 2012

September Birthdays!!

Happy Birthday September students!

 Austin Eruotor, Jackie Momoh, Aisha Lawal, Ebele, Eze Peace, Ezenduka Nwabuko, Ejieji Kosisochukwu, Ogbechie Chukwudiebele, Balogun Olalekan, Ohioma Believe, Momoh Jackie, Okoro Chika, Oyeleke Sodiq. (Have we left anyone out?????!!)

Tuesday 25 September 2012

A Morning with Oxbridge staff

The mornings are something we really look forward to at Oxbridge. Teaching staff are regularly greeted with a hot, steaming breakfast to kick-start the day. This gives us the opportunity to gather informally and catch up on goings ons in and out of the college. What better way to build team spirit and instill unity?! No wonder, you see every teacher bubbling with energy ready to go. What a way to start a day!

Friday 21 September 2012

PFL Africa Tour 2012

The PFL (Preparation For Life) educational fair was held on the 15th of September 2012, 10:00am. 

Many invited individuals and partner institutions were in attendance, but Doregos Private Academy led the pack by being the first to arrive.

According to a PFL staff, the fair was for student enlightenment, breaking down study options for university education.

The event was hosted by Oxbridge in our multi-purpose hall. It was unique because of the array of universities from countries such as:
  • New-Zealand
  • Canada
  • USA
  • UK
  • Australia
  • Dubai 
Universities in attendance included: 
  • University of Birmingham 
  • Cardiff University 
  • Thomson Rivers University 
  • University of Salford 
  • University of Bradford 
  • University of New South Wales 
  • University of Canberra 
  • University of Greenwich 
  • HULT International Business School 
  • University of Derby 
  • University of Aberdeen 
  • University of Sunderland 
  • Coventry University
Aside from the schools mentioned earlier, parents and students of the college attended the fair and they had ample opportunities to be properly counselled on their choice of universities.

If you missed out, don't worry. You'll get another chance soon. It was definitely worthwhile!

Here are a few pictures of the event:

Working closely with PFL we were able to make this event a must for any aspiring international student.

Yossy manning the desk taking contact details of those interested in future events.

Turnout was great with many parents and students turning up to make their enquiries.

Universities all set up and ready to go! :-)

Nothing beats one on one time with a uni you're interested in. Get to ask all the questions you have and learn about the environment you aspire to study in.

See you next time ;-)