As we reach the end of a successful and productive academic year, I would like to warmly welcome all those parents who have made the journey to school to collect their children.
At Olashore we strive to make maximum use of the time available to us and we made sure our students remained very busy right up until their last day of school. On Friday 13th July the final exams of the session ended at midday and were followed by an exciting edition of our traditional “Fastest and Best” end of term quiz. The proceedings concluded with a whole school assembly, which featured some special awards to students.
The term ended on a particularly high note with the release of the 2018 WASSCE results. There was a great deal to celebrate in the results of our recently graduated Year 12 students, with an overall pass rate (A-C) of 90%. In both Maths and Further Maths the percentage of students with A-C grades was 100%, whilst in English the figure was 96%. There was also a 100% pass rate in Agriculture, Biology, Civics, Commerce, Computer Studies, CRS, Fine Art, Geography, Government, Technical Drawing, Auto-mechanical Work and Marketing. Perhaps the most staggering statistic was that in Computer Studies each of the 53 students who sat the exam achieved A1. Overall, 96% of the 54 students who took WASSCE achieved 5 grade Cs, including Maths and English. At the highest level, 7 of our students achieved 5 or more A1 grades, including 3 students who were able to achieve an astounding 7 A1s. Congratulations to all our graduating Year 12 students on a magnificent result!
The British Council conduct an annual awards ceremony to recognise outstanding achievement by Nigerian students in Cambridge exams. This month one of our 2017 graduates, Halima Saluadeen, received the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for achieving the best result of any student in Nigeria in the 2016 October/November IGCSE Economics exam. At the same ceremony, Chidera Olalere received the Outstanding Internship Award in recognition of the exceptional contribution she made during a week she recently spent doing work experience at the British Council.
Looking ahead, next school year will mark 25 years since the founding of Olashore International School. Plans are already well underway for the school to hold a range of special events over the course of the school year to commemorate this auspicious anniversary. One of the first such events will include an anniversary play, which will be performed in Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja by a cast of students drawn from across Years 8-11. Over one hundred students attended the auditions held last month and there has been intense competition for places in the cast. Many students will be bringing home scripts to practice over the long vacation, in the hope of securing a part when the final cast is chosen early next term. More news will follow on these anniversary celebrations and as always, we urge you to keep abreast of all school news by joining our online community.
Finally, I wish you all a safe trip to and from school. I hope you have an enjoyable and rewarding vacation and look forward to seeing you on resumption in September.