Olashore International Receives 2018 Africa Top Schools CEO Award

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Olashore International Receives 2018 Africa Top Schools CEO Award



Mr Derek Smith, the Principal of Olashore International School, Iloko Ijesha on Thursday won the 2018 Outstanding Schools CEO Awards as the School continues it’s excellent track records.

The Awards was hosted by the organisers, Africa Brands Review in a Conference in Lagos. One of the key criteria for qualification for the Award is that any participating School must have excellent track records of producing First Class degree Students in top ranked Universities globally and must have been doing so for at least 5 years.

At Olashore, in line with its mission statement, each student is given a strong academic foundation and they are groomed to become dynamic global leaders for the 21st century. Graduates have gone on to study in top universities locally and internationally. In 2017, the school produced a number of first class graduates among who are Chinazo Peace Eze, Abdul Hafiz Alako, Oluwatobi Agbaje and Oluwatunmike Olowe.

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While Chinazo Peace Eze graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a first class degree in Geology and is also the school’s 2017 Outstanding Graduate, Abdul Hafiz Alako graduated with a first class degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Lancaster University in the U.K. and is the recipient of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) Best Project Award in Mechatronics Engineering. Oluwatobi Agbaje also graduated from Lancaster University with a first class in Accounting and Finance. In Nigeria, Oluwatunmike Olowe graduated with a first class from Redeemers University, Ede.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Smith said, “This is a validation of the school’s commitment to giving each student an all-round education that allows them to go on to be successful in higher education both in Nigeria and abroad.”

Latest discovery has shown that the performance of Olashore Graduates speak volume about the quality of Education being provided by the School as they not only excel among their peers in other Secondary Schools and higher tertiary institutions, but they go ahead to be successful in their respective careers with some of them becoming Senior Managers after very few years on the job.

An example of this is Mrs. Kikelomo Banjo, a pioneer student who is currently Operations Manager for Maersk Line in Nigeria. When asked what led to her success in a traditionally male dominated industry, she stated, “It all comes down to my formative years at Olashore, being taught and allowed to lead at a very young age.”

The 2018 Africa Top Schools Awards by Africa Brands Review seeks to celebrate excellence among secondary schools in Africa.

Established in 1994, on 60 acres of land, Olashore International School is a co-educational school which offers high caliber education in a wide range of subjects in partnership with Lancaster University. Over the past 20 years, the school has succeeded in creating a community of world class services around the school including a first class hotel, a golf course and Leadership training centre that all combine to give the school a unique identity. The school is particularly appealing to discerning Nigerians at home and abroad, as well as expatriates residing in Nigeria, who desire a school with a strong value system, demonstrable track record and a clear sense of purpose.


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