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.

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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 o.ojo@oxbridgecoll.com 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. 

For more info please visit www.apen-ng.com