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?????!!)