Thursday 28 June 2012

Oxbridge & Bellerbys Medical Pathway

Very exciting day! First sample of the brochure for our newly launched Oxbridge & Bellerbys Medical Pathway :-)

If you want to study medicine at one of the UK's top medical schools this is your best bet! I'll be uploading a full size pdf in due course, but here's a quick preview. What do you think??

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Laureates College Visit

The college hosted the students of Laureates College and their teachers on the 25th of June, 2012.

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 tour took 21 students through the college facilities from the reception, classrooms, laboratories, library and finally to the girls hostel. 

A short address by the college Principal had preceded the tour and in conclusion to the tour, student were able to ask different questions. It was obvious that the students were more than impressed with the kind of facilities that college offers. Many of them commented that they never knew such a college existed in Nigeria!

If you are interested in visiting us please do not hesitate to get in touch :-)

Mr. K. Abrahams

Tuesday 26 June 2012

OxbridgeTC Entrance Exams

It was another opportunity for aspiring candidates to jostle for places at Oxbridge Tutorial College as they sat for an entrance examination on the 23rd of June, 2012. Candidates wrote tests in the 3 subjects they choose to undertake at the college followed by an oral interview with the college Principal. The admissions are into the 4 pathways to international study:
  • 2-Year A ‘Levels
  • 1-Year Accelerated A’ Level
  • 1-Year NCUK –International Foundation Year
  • 1+1 Medical Pathway in conjunction with Bellerbys College, UK.

It was not all about writing tests as the Principal of the College, Mrs.Scott-Mchale made a short presentation to the parents. An interactive session followed. The parents also had the opportunity to be taken round to see our facilities.

Oxbridge Tutorial College, ‘Nigeria’s First and Leading Sixth Form College’ has built a reputation for integrity and world class educational standard since its inception in 1993.

Pick up your form and be ready for the next entrance examination on the 14th July, 2012!

Friday 22 June 2012

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson

Something inspirational to take into the weekend and a new week:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Wednesday 13 June 2012

June 9TH Open Day at OXBRIDGE

A culture that started last year took another leap, when the college had its second Open Day. It is usually an avenue for the premier Sixth Form institution to showcase its world class facilities to the public, especially prospective parents and students.

As early as 11am, a handful of visitors had trickled in and by 12pm,  quite a sizeable number of visitors had started trooping into the college. For a visitor, the journey started from the inviting and exquisite reception, where the student-ushers (Thanks for your help!!) welcomed the guests, taking them through the guest register. 

From here, one of the pleasant ushers takes the guest through our well-stocked library, the academically stimulating classrooms, staff rooms, laboratories, sick bay and other facilities which have placed the college at the zenith of Sixth Form leadership, not only in Nigeria, but globally. 

The final destination is the expansive hall where delegates from some of our numerous international partners had their stands enabling visitors the opportunity to be counseled.

By 3pm, the event had trickled to a halt. A day to remember. We will keep you posted on our next Open Day. In the meantime feel free to drop in anytime for a look around :-)

Mr. K. Abrahams

Sunday 10 June 2012

Our First Cambridge ESOL examinations take place!

The first ESOL qualification examination took place in the college on the 9th of June, 2012 with the Speaking Test part of the examination haven taken place a week earlier (2nd of June, 2012).

The ESOL qualification is now a requirement for Nigerian students with a C or lower grade in English Language examinations. It has the same qualification status as IELTS and TOEFL and has been a major English proficiency prerequisite for British visa applicants.

The ESOL (English For Speakers of Other Languages) has two certifications (FCE and CAE) First Certificate in English and Cambridge Advanced English in which the college is certified to test candidates.

Oxbridge Tutorial College is the very first Nigerian non-government Cambridge ESOL centre in Nigeria :-) :-) :-)

Contact the college for more information:

49 Sobo Arobiodu Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.


Wednesday 6 June 2012

How Laziness Changed My Life by OFILI OKECHUKWU (Oxbridge Alumnus!!)!

This is another inspiring story from one of our old boys, Ofili Okechukwu, as he releases his second inspirational book…

Two years ago, author, speaker and blogger Okechukwu Ofili shared his "stupidity" with the world in the hilariously successful “How Stupidity Saved My Life.” Everything seemed to be going well for the engineer, turned blogger, turned speaker, but all that changed when he visited the doctor’s for a routine check-up and was diagnosed with a life threatening disease. He later found that his diagnosis was a result of over working himself. After seeing so many other burnt out people, he decided to pen his second book illustrating how, contrary to popular belief, Laziness can actually save your life! The result is the witty HOW LAZINESS SAVED MY LIFE: A collection of radical business ideas for tired, overworked and frustrated people looking for an easier way to get stuff done!

Okechukwu passed through the A’ Level programme in Oxbridge Tutorial College, Ikeja, Lagos, where he emerged with AAA in his CIE (Cambridge International Examination ) results. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University Of Houston with a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering. While at University he co-founded the Nigerian Students Association, the largest Minority Organization in the institutions history, and was later awarded the University’s highest student recognition as the 2004 Homecoming King, the first of its kind ever for an international student.

While in university, Ofili masterminded his internationally acclaimed “Myths Of College” to share unique cultural perspectives on the hardships and opportunities that students might face in College. He approaches the college series in a non-traditional way focusing on leadership, health and finances while simultaneously leaving enlightening tips necessary to excel academically. Ofili utilizes principles taught by renowned speakers such as Dale Carnegie, Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki as well as personal stories to deliver moving, motivational presentations that leave the audience empowered. His primary goal is to inspire and motivate students to become successful in college.

Keep it up! We're rooting for you!

Mr. Kunle Abrahams