Thursday 28 November 2013

Oxbridge Leadership Academy

“Daystar Leadership Academy” is a leadership development academy set up to raise exceptional leaders under the leadership of Pastor Sam Adeyemi. The academy is designed to ignite your potential and help you become the leader you were designed to be.


The Students of Oxbridge Tutorial College were privileged to have this academy brought to their door step. This programme  was scheduled to hold on the 16th and 23rd of November 2013.  The first half of the program, the 16th of November started at 9am with the arrival of students, the organizers and speakers for the day, registration was carried out.


At about 10am, the training begun proper. The first course; Personal Transformation was taken by Tola Seedy. He made us realize that success is the achievement of God’s goals for your life, and that success is first within then without. He told us the importance and power of our individual minds and how to work with it and on it to become a better  personal. He took us through the transformation codes: first within, your word and change your habit. Then the trip of transformation: Sight and Sound, Information (spiritual and natural). He also taught us to appreciate ourselves and speak into our future to always believe in our abilities. He left us with the following: ‘You can never rise above your knowledge. If you do not believe you are the best then it doesn’t matter’.


Our second course for the day was Vision And Goal Setting. The facilitator was Mr. Joel Osebor. From Mr. Joel we got to know: ‘Vision is simply revelation’ and ‘Vision is foresight based on insight with benefit of hindsight’. ‘Vision is having a picture of a preferable future’. Vision is something to live by. Vision is inspiring to you and those around you. Vision provokes change. Vision is persevering. Vision is long term. It commands provision. It disciplines the visionary. And vision brings focus. We also got to know how to receive vision: Look up. Look within. Look behind. Take time to pray and meditate. Play around the vision. Organize around the vision. Model the vision. Write down your goals. Plan to achieve them. Determine the price you have to pay. Keep the goal before you every day. Paint the picture of a preferable future. He concluded by yelling us the factors that influence or terminate visions:

  • Procrastination.

  • Indiscipline.

  • Fear.

  • Low self esteem.

We were let out on a break of about twenty minutes, after which we returned for the last course of the day Success Habits taught by Mrs. Toun Emiola. She told us that success is largely the result of our habits. And habits are those things we do repeatedly almost without thinking and it is usually hard to stop. She went ahead to tell us about the habits of successful people:

  • Deep thinking.

  • Praying.

  • Responsibility.

  • Learning/updating your software.

  • Positive lyrics.

  • The seed principle.

  • Just do it/action.

  • Doggedness.

  • Planning.

  • Service.

  • Call the shots.

  • Innovation.

  • Focus.

  • Stand out.

  • Clique/associate.

  • Frugal.

  • Integrity.

  • Tick tock.

  • Chill out.

  • Show appreciation.

She left us with this: ‘You can only succeed when you do not take your eyes off the goal’.


And with that, day one of the leadership training program came to a successful end with students of Oxbridge Tutorial College having so much to digest and take them to the next level of their lives and with so much anticipation we look forward to the 23rd of November.

On the 23rd of November 2013 students of Oxbridge Tutorial College gathered again to have a fill of what makes you a leader and indeed it was worth the time. The programme started at about 10am and we had the first facilitator Mr. Lolu Mogaji who represented Miss Yejide Akiode. He took us on a ride on the train of ‘Academic excellence’. Here are a couple of things he taught us:

  • Academic excellence is being the best or amongst the best in one’s educational performance, which is usually measured by good grades and the teachers’ observation of the student’s self-perception or performances.

  • Study skills that will enhance your academic excellence:

  • Study habitually.

  • Review what you learn before a day passes after learning it.

  • Have and follow the course syllabus for each term/session.

  • Review past questions.

  • Teach others what you know.

  • You should also learn time management skills.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Exam readiness and taking skills.

  • You should also learn to prioritize, get information and do not procrastinate.

  • Set achievable goals with time targets for their accomplishment.

With that Mr. Lolu called it a day with him.

Things just got better! The second facilitator Mr.Praise Fowowe was the bomb! He took us on Relationship Management.  Here is a bit of all he told us: Relationship Management is about managing people, which is an art rather than a science. Treat other people the way you want to be treated. Trade rudeness for kindness.  Give more, get more. We got a view of the four temperaments of humans; the intimidating humers (choleric temperament), the creative convertible (sanguaine temperament), the dependable truck(phlegmatic temperament), and the systematic ford(melancholy temperament). These different sets of people are unique in their own ways and you need each of them at some point in time pending on the assignment on ground. He concluded by telling us not to get involved in premarital sex and warned the girls vehemently against it because they are the ones who end up hurt and suffer the consequences. In a nutshell, he was awesome!

After a short break we went on to the last speaker Mr. Segun Dada spoke to us on Leadership. Here is what he had to offer:

  • Leadership is a positive peer pressure/influence to accomplish worthwhile goals.

  • Characteristics of a teen leader, you must be:

    • Accountable.

    • Responsible.

    • Confident.

    • Able to communicate well.

    • Set goals.

    • A person of integrity.

    • Disciplined

    • Above all trustworthy.

When he concluded, Oreoluwa Shonibare gave votes of thanks on behalf of Oxbridge Tutorial College students.

With that we came to the end of this once in a lifetime opportunity. We went out to capture the moment in different groups and came back to the hall to get our certificate of attendance. OTC students went home filled with new information and more tactics on how to get to the top. We are most grateful to our MD, Dr.(Mrs) C.O Ogunsanya for giving us the opportunity to get empowered at this age. We hope to change the world by being the change we hope for.


Report by Rosemary Osuya (Oxpress)

Oxbridge Leadership Academy

Wednesday 27 November 2013

OTC officially opens its gym

The college officially opens its ultra-modern gym on the 21st of November, 2013. In a short service to commemorate the event, the officiating minister, Rev. Okunnuga, spoke of the imperativeness of caring for not only for our soul, but also the body, which he aptly quoted from the Bible thus : caring for our body ‘profited little’’.






One may be tempted to ask, ‘what does opening a gym have to do with a short service?’ As has become the tradition of the college, every milestone is marked with the presence of the Lord to keep all of us safe, as we use the facilities. The Managing Director Dr. (Mrs.) C. O. Ogunsanya, while not solely taking the glory for the conception of the gym, used the occasion to eulogised the huge contribution of Mr. T.Ogunsanya, who has been instrumental to the vision and realisation of the gym project. The  short ceremony also has  some members of staff and members of the college SRC  in attendance.


OTC officially opens its gym

Thursday 21 November 2013

"Staying Social" featuring Seun (an Oxbridge Alumnus currently in the University of Manchester)


Seun (blue shirt) along with his fellow Oxbridge alumni members, Kanyinsade, Olusanjo and Abdulrahaman of the 2012 graduating year features in a recent NCUK post about the many ways he stays social at University. A good read and wonderful to see you doing well :-)

"Staying Social" featuring Seun (an Oxbridge Alumnus currently in the University of Manchester)

Thursday 14 November 2013

OTC at LEAP Africa!

Ever heard of LEAP Africa? You should have! Their aim is to give young Africans the tools they need to become the next generation of dynamic, innovative and principled leaders. On the 12th Nov they held an award ceremony for students and institutions recognised for various achievements. A group of our students were invited and achieved well deserved recognition in several areas.

Well done guys and girls ;-)



OTC at LEAP Africa!

Mr. Ilube visits Oxbridge (by Tosin Salau)

After the Mid-Term break, the college resumed on Monday the 4th. The students were filled with excitement as there were many things to chat about pertaining to the Work Shadowing which most students participated in. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Ubah came into the hall and settled the students down for the Assembly. We had another surprise coming as the college founder, Dr.(Mrs.). C. O. Ogunsanya, who before now had not formally met the students graced the occasion and she actually read the recitation for the guest speaker of the day; Dr Ilube.


Dr Ilube has many academic experiences and qualifications from all over the world. He studied Physics in the University of Benin and also has an MBA. He has a foundation that has been around for 4 years now called AGF. They recruit students from different parts of the world and teach them about Space, Science, Finances and Computing. Dr. Ilube is expected to go to space in the next 2 years with Virgin Galactic and the whole trip is said to be about just 4 hours. He is often adjudged the first Nigeria to go to space, though he jokingly claims to be the first man from his village to go to space!

As a role-model to many young people all over the world, Dr. Ilube is driven by the motto “Think F.A.S.T and Tackle the Big questions”. He explained this with the acronym F.A.S.T:

FOCUS – To get something done one has to be incredibly focused and determined as he illustrated that like a machine, there is no stopping. It is important to be an expert in something one is really passionate about.

AMBITION- People shouldn’t think deeply on the profession alone, but also the interest as to why they want to pursue that ambition and the problem they are trying to solve.

STRATEGY- It is always good to have a goal, but there should also be alternative routes and multiple strategies along the way as well as tactics that should be involved.

TEAMWORK- Everyone wants to achieve their goals on their own, but it isn’t really possible. You meet people along the way and they end up helping you. Therefore you have to learn about yourself and other people. The more you understand yourself, the more you understand other people.

He wished the students luck as he related them, to being his inspiration to do much bigger things in life. The principal gave a vote of thanks and the assembly came to an end.

By: Tosin Salau.(Oxpress)

Mr. Ilube visits Oxbridge (by Tosin Salau)

Monday 11 November 2013

2013 Academic Review

9TH of November, 2013 marked the first Academic Review Day for the college this academic session.

As is custom, the event is a forum where parents visit the college for the main purpose of seeing the academic progress of their children and to have unrestricted access to the teachers. This year’s occasion could be considered hugely successful, considering the high level of attendance. Set for  a 9am start a short introduction was delivered by the college Principal, Ms.Carol Scott. With the ball  set rolling,  parents, for the rest of the day,  visited the designated rooms to meet their children’s teachers. From the countenance of most parents,they were quite impressed  with this kind of event and teachers too were happy to at least seek  more support and cooperation of the parents to bring out the best from the students.

We very much look forward to welcoming parents to spend time with us again soon.

2013 Academic Review

Sunday 10 November 2013

SAVE THE DATE!!!! Oxbridge 20th Anniversary celebrations coming soon!!

As we approach our 20th year of operation momentum is gathering behind the various events we’re planning to celebrate the event. We’ve  got a week of festivities planned for the Christmas period so make sure you SAVE THE DATE between the 16th and 21st Dec 2013!!


SAVE THE DATE!!!! Oxbridge 20th Anniversary celebrations coming soon!!

Saturday 9 November 2013

New Gym. Ready at last!

We’ve had the equipment for the new school gym installed at last! This is a monumental achievement with a great deal of buzz and excitement being generated as a result.

I personally am a very strong believer in “strong body strong mind”. I’m sincerely looking forward to seeing the long term effects :-)





New Gym. Ready at last!