24 January 2013

Nigeria: School Focuses On Modern Tech On 20th Anniversary

Principal of Olumawu School, Abuja, Susan Holmes has said a major focus for the school is to fully embrace modern technology such that every child has a laptop and e-learning is integrated into the teaching system.

The school, located in Wuse II, commemorated its 20th anniversary on Tuesday with a special assembly where ex-students addressed currently admitted students.

Holmes who has served as principal for four years, said the school expanded to senior secondary in 2009 and produced its first set of graduates in 2012.

She said since then students in the Junior Secondary School have more than doubled in number and the dream is to further expand.

According to her, the school has been successful in the last 20 years because of its open door policy, good rapport with parents, close monitoring of students and a governing body which is very supportive.

A governing member of the school, Ola Garuba, remembered the founder Mrs. Margaret Oloruntomiwo who died in 2006 as a disciplinarian and advocate of hard work.

Garuba said notwithstanding the death of the founder, the management still maintained the core values of the institution, turning out disciplined students.

Vice-principal of the school, Chioma Ekpe, who is a pioneer staff said she was trained by the founder who "always said hard work doesn't kill."

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