Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Olashore Lancaster Foundation Commences Trip

Olashore Lancaster Foundation Students is set to commence their trip to the UK. The trip which is scheduled to hold between March 5th and 19th, is organized in partial fulfillment of the Lancaster University Foundation Programme (LUFP) qualification.  The Foundation is an offshoot of a globally acclaimed secondary school institution in Nigeria, Olashore International School.

The aim of the Academic and Cultural Orientation tour to Lancaster University for the students is to interact with taster lectures, get orientation about degree programmes, familiarize themselves with their future course and careers, meet other students, learn about British Culture and Customs, handle the currency, use public transport, taste British Cuisine, shop and experience the social, cultural and political life in the UK, amongst others.
Some of the Students that had earlier been at Lancaster University, UK
Some of the students touring Lancaster University in UK
During the two weeks visit to the UK, the LUFP students will also participate in community development and volunteering programme which further develop their transition to independence.

As part of its offerings to give its graduating students the best education and a platform for smooth transition into the Universities abroad, Olashore International School established Lancaster University Foundation Programme in 2007 after signing a partnership with the Lancaster University in the UK to provide seamless transition of its students from WASSCE to UK Universities.

The purpose of the Foundation programme is to provide students with the necessary skills needed to go on to study for an undergraduate Bachelor Degree at Lancaster or any UK University. Students embarking on this programme would spend one year in Olashore International School, Nigeria and three (3) years at Lancaster University or any UK University. The Lancaster University Foundation Programme (LUFP) welcomed its first students in October 2007 and has had over 100 students join universities across the UK and beyond.

Olashore International School Main Entrance
Some of the unique features of the Olashore Lancaster Foundation programme includes study skill sessions, academic and cultural orientation trip to UK Universities, opportunity to apply to five UK Universities, guaranteed progression to UK universities, visa processing support, ensuite accommodation and the learning environment is safe and serene.

According to the Programme Coordinator Mr H.B. Rufai, “the Olashore foundation programme is well known, approved and accepted by UK universities. Lecturers from Lancaster University visit Nigeria in November and June for an intensive study skills sessions during the one year programme at Olashore. Applicants must have completed secondary education with good grades in WASSCE before they can enroll for the One year foundation programme, and when the programme is half way, the students are taken abroad for taster lectures, volunteering programs and community development. There are three choices of pathways for every student.

These are Business & Management; Science & Computing and Literary & Social Studies. Every student is required to offer core modules and also choose any three subjects from the pathway subjects depending on their career intentions, Olashore Foundation programme is cheap as compared to other foundation programs in Nigeria and it is a fraction of the cost of doing similar programme in the UK. ” he added.

Established in 1994, on 60 acres of land, Olashore International School is a co-educational school which offers high calibre education in a wide range of subjects. It is one of Nigeria’s leading boarding schools, 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, proven track record and a clear sense of purpose.

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