Olashore International School has introduced online podcast for students preparing for final year exams in order to help them improve on International subjects in their exams as well as in their further studies. This was confirmed by the principal of the school Mr D K Smith, during the Speech and Prize Giving Day celebration, recently held at Illoko-Ijesha, Osun State.
According to the principal, “Currently we have lots of projects going on. This year we involved technology by introducing iPads for learning. We have that for the teachers and for students so that by 2016 they will be used to the system of working with the iPads. In the senior classes, we already introduced Online Podcast for students offering IGSCE subjects. It will help them to improve on international subjects.
“The Podcast is used in variety of ways. For example, the podcast is online so whether they are in school or at home they can use it. We recommend the teachers to give them the playlist of podcast of various topics in various subject, so they can read up in advance . It is similar to the playlists that all these young people use. It can also be used in form of videos such that the teachers can use them for introduction of a topic in classrooms during lessons. Blending technology with learning is highly effective and will give students from Olashore International School a strong competitive advantage in the new competitive global economy ”.
The Guest Speaker, at the Speech and Prize Giving Day event, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, while speaking on ‘The Challenges of the Future’ , highlighted the importance of superior knowledge and creative thinking in order to excel in the new world order. “Today’s prize-winners are true representatives of the best that this school stands for: hard-work, commitment to excellence, good manners, industry, integrity, self-motivation and a sense of service to others. And for those of you who would not be receiving prizes today, I urge you not to give up. You must look forward to new opportunities and the adventures awaiting all of you”.
The best prize winner in this year’s Prize-Giving Day Miss Mofiyinfoluwa Okupe, a 16year old girl in year 12 students and the Media Prefect who clinched awards in 9 subjects, x-rayed her feelings as the best awardee. “It’s a very satisfying feeling being one of the awardees and specifically the best awardee. I feel happy and fulfilled and I feel humbled because I recognize that it’s not my efforts alone that brought me here. It’ s a combined effort of my teachers, my friends, and of course God. There’s a lot of hard work and dedication involved, a lot of midnight self -readings and group readings because no man is an Island. Olashore School keeps you going, doesn’t allow you to just be complacent. The School community as a whole, encourages dedication and steadfast work.
“For the younger students I say Focus is very important because that’s the main aim of what we are here to do. Never allow yourself to be side-tracked by unnecessary side attractions. So focus, hard work, and of course keeping God in all your plans and studies is what I preach to them”.
In order to add spice to the event, a street within the school was named after one of the active Foundation Board of Governor members. The Chairman, Olashore International School, Prince Abimbola Olashore, restated that “Olashore is a school that believes in appreciating all those who have contributed in one way or the other to the growth of the school. Naming one of the streets of the School after Mallam Saleh Jambo was one of the things we thought we could use to honour him, being one of the active and supportive members of the Foundation Board of Governors. When the school was about to start, him and Kabieyesi were the ones who sat down to discuss the strategy of the school. Also when he saw the location of the school and saw the difficulty of getting students, he donated six (6) coaster buses for transporting the students all around. Clearly he personified one if the core values of Olashore International- growing by giving”.
Olashore International School (OIS) is a private co-educational school committed to academic excellence, and nurturing children to their full potential in a safe and serene environment, developing leaders for the dynamic global society in the 21st century.