Friday 23 March 2012

Seun ODUYALE, Winner of this months Character Counts (Responsibility)

Responsibility is probably one of the most important human traits that every individual should possess. Responsibility shows the ability of an individual to command excellence and how effective and efficient that person could be as a leader. Avoiding some procedures and using a ‘mago-mago’ style to be able to achieve something, so everybody else sees you as a leader won’t help in any way. Doing something properly and then taking responsibility for all subsequent consequences in their entirety will boost that person’s character and demanded respect from others.

The nominees for the responsibility trait in the Character Counts event, which is usually announced every month, was announced on 21st Wednesday, 2012. The nominees were: 
  • Ugo Njoku-Obi
  • Toyosi Adeyemi
  • Seun Oduyale
  • Folarin, Adeola Bamigboye
  • Orojo Oluwatamilore, 

Being a nominee is a great thing (so well done those above!), but then being nominated the winner is another. 

The winner, Seun Oduyale, was announced and even the Managing Director of the college, Dr (Mrs) C.O Ogunsanya who spared time from her busy schedule to be in attendance said she would have been taken aback if it were someone else. He was a prefect in his secondary school, International School of Lagos (ISL) and he was known for being, ‘the boy who could make something out of nothing’. Seun has shown exemplary leadership during his stint in Oxbridge Tutorial College. He was nominated by his classmates as the person who was most likely to represent the entire class in SRC meetings, he contested and he won. He didn’t stop there. He also contested for the post of the SRC President and he was successful. Seun wanted to prove that his term would be a successful one; most students didn’t take him seriously but he was ready to carry on with his duties.

He planned and arranged, with the other SRC members, two of arguably the most successful parties and other events that the school has had and also had the opportunity to give a speech to parents during the Parent’s Forum. Seun has shown that he can handle anything he puts his mind to. This is an outstanding attribute of a leader and if he goes on this way, he will achieve much much more.

Responsibility results in reliability and is the ability to show sustainability in every activity one puts his or her mind to. Winston Churchill once said, “The price of greatness is responsibility”. Imbibe this trait and you will be offered privileges and opportunities. Responsibility is my close pal from today onwards. What’s yours?

Adeyemi Adeola
OxbridgeTC Press

Monday 19 March 2012

"Take a peek inside" by Kunle Abrahams

One day, all the students of a sixth form college got to the huge reception of their school which leads to their classes and they saw a big notice on the door on which it was written: "Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth and causing your failure in this school passed away". We invite you to join the funeral in a room that has been prepared in the dining hall. Initially, they were all sad for the death of one of their fellow students possibly, or even one of their teachers! But after a while, they started getting curious. Who was this person who has been hindering the progress of his fellow students and even the entire school?

The excitement in the dining hall was such that security men were ordered to control the crowd within the room. The more people reached the coffin, the more the excitement heated up. Everyone thought: "Who is this guy who was hindering my progress? Well, at least he died!" One by one, the thrilled students got closer to the coffin, and when they looked inside it, they suddenly became speechless. They stood by the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul. There was a mirror inside the coffin; everyone who looked inside could see themselves. In there also; a sign next to the mirror that reads: There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth: it is YOU.

Your life does not change when your teacher changes, when your friends change, when your parents change, when your colleague changes, when your school changes or the economy of your nation changes. Your life changes, when YOU make a commitment to change; when you take responsibility for things in your life and go beyond your limiting mindsets.

Examine yourself this week, watch your steps, do a thorough assessment, your God given gifts, talents and abilities and see how rich and resourceful you are. Don't be afraid of difficulties, impossibilities, failures and losses anymore. You are created to overcome them. Make a decision to be a winner, build up your confidence in God, and see yourself as an overcomer. If God be for you, no one, no situation can be against you.

Kunle Abrahams

Thursday 15 March 2012

QR Codes?

Ever heard of a QR code?

Maybe not, but these clever little things have taken the USA by storm and are set to change the landscape of conveying information forever! We're going to be using QR codes at Oxbridge in the coming months so download a free QR scanner onto your smartphone and get ready!

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Monday 12 March 2012

Osun Visit Pictures!

Wow! This trip looks like so much fun! Loads of pictures so it was tough to select, but big thanks to Mr. Abrahams and Mr. Adeleke and well done to the students who took part!

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Meet Dara Adenekan

As part of our new Character Counts Programme we celebrate a student every Month. February's Character of the Month is Oluwadara Adenekan! Oluwadara, the daughter of an engineer father and an artist mother may appear to be your regular student, but for many students and lecturers in the college, she clearly stands out as a student that would not pass you by without saying a hello with a genuine, infectious smile.

Her likes are humility and encouraging people, both of which are clearly reflected in her composure and comportment. She likes making friends and enjoys serving her immediate community. The love of her life is Jesus Christ:’’I am head over heels in love with Jesus and I wonder how somehow could die for me’’. Her parents too have inculcated the love for God in her.

Dara as she is fondly called by her friends would like to be a legal practitioner, which she believes would give the ample opportunity to fight for the interest of the less privileged in the society.

Oxbridge College definitely has a place in her heart as she claims, ‘’Oxbridge College has helped me in time management. Now I know how to prioritise and how to handle difficult challenges’’.

Dara enjoys the local ofada rice and Agege bread ;-)

So next time you visit the college, be on the look out for that girl with the infectious smile. You surely can’t miss Dara.

Written By Mr. K. Abraham
Oxbridge Tutorial College