Olashore International School (OIS) has signed an MoU with the Institute of Education in Ireland to offer foundation courses that will serve as a platform for Olashore students who wish to study Medicine to easily transit into Medical Universities in Ireland and UK.
This MoU was signed recently during the visit of some of the Irish government to Lagos, Nigeria.
ccording to the Chairman, Board of Governors, Olashore International School, Mr Abimbola Olashore, the partnership became necessary as part of the school’s product offerings so as to give the students more options of schools to study in the UK and Ireland.
His words: “Well the essence of the MoU signing is to give students various options. We realized that quite a number of students want to study medicine and we know that medicine is one of the difficult professions to get into.
“So the MoU we are signing with the Irish today is to give pathway to study medicine in Ireland and also into UK. It’s a foundation programme. Upon graduation from the secondary school, Olashore students who wish to study medicine will embark on a year foundation programme with us, and then move on for the foundation programme at Ireland which gives them the leverage to gain easy admission into any of the leading Medical Universities in Ireland.
‘Though we already had Lancaster University Foundation Programme in the school, this Ireland University Foundation Programme is unique in that it offers Medical courses which the former doesn’t have in the offing.
“We chose Ireland rather than any other country because some of the leading Medical Colleges are situated therein, the programme is accredited, it’s a platform for smooth transition into the University in Ireland, and finally because it has a strong tie with the UK especially with the fact that they both have English speaking background”.
The Director, Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland, Mr. Andrew Kearns, reiterates that their programme is a leading pre-university college one and they are proud to sign pact with one of the most prestigious schools in Nigeria.
“We are the leading Pre-University College in Ireland preparing students for the Irish exams which leads to the entry of students to all the Universities in the leading Universities in Ireland, UK, and some universities in the United States,” He said.
Kearns added: “ Today we are signing the MoU with one of the most prestigious secondary schools in Nigeria and indeed Africa, Olashore International School, and we are very excited about this function.
“By agreement, we will be receiving selected students from Olashore who have completed one year education in Year 14 in Olashore, and will be transferred over to our programme in Ireland for further studies after which they will be easily admitted into top Irish Medical Schools. “