CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION BY 2023

by Ibadan Grammar School Old Students' Association NA, INC
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CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION BY 2023
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION BY 2023
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION BY 2023
Graduating Class of 2021
Graduating Class of 2021
  • Continuous sponsorship of five additional teachers to supplement the School's faculty in the teaching of Chemistry, English Language and Literature, Technical Drawing, Data Processing and History as part of our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) program for the School.

 

  • Training of the students in Python programming language in adition to learning new skills in the building of Automated Teller Machines (ATM), a calculator and measuring the Body Mass Index (BMI), thus enabling them to learn and develop soft skills as teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving to complement their hard skills.

 

  • Engaging the students in the miniature production of Bio-gas.

 

  • Organizing a Send Forth program for the graduating Senior Class of 2021 including a Career Seminar titled "Beyond Here and Now" on Monday, October 4, 2021. In addition, three academically-outstanding students (male and female) of that graduating Senior Class of 2021 were also awarded full scholarships for studies in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Economics in three Nigerian Universities. The award of scholarships will be on an annual basis for the three academically-outstanding students (male and female) in the Senior Class.

 

  • Partnering with Tech Girls Club and Success Waymarks Foundation to enable 100 female students of Ibadan Grammar School participate in this year's United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child scheduled for October 11, 2021, so they can benefit from this year's theme of: "Digital Generation, Our Generation- Owning Opportunities and Challenges".       
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Teachers at "train-the-trainer" program
Teachers at "train-the-trainer" program
  • Organization and hosting on an in-house  "train-the trainer" program at the School premises with nine facilitators who are lead examiners for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), headed by the Head of the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and attended by forty-nine teachers spread across the subjects of English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, Finance/Accounting, English Literature. This program was set up to target effective teaching methodology of these subjects to Junior and Senior High School students to enable them understand and perform creditably in the national examinations thus enhancing their potentials and opportunities to advance their education at the tertiary level of education.

 

  • Provision of extramural classes for the current senior students getting ready to sit for their West African School Certificate Examination to make up for the unavoidable absence from School and the significant impact on their education in the past one year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

 

  • Organization of an essay competition for all levels of the Senior High School (SS1 to SS3) as part of our program for the development of a broad-based education including liberal arts, to foster the love and development of the necessary literary skills in the students of Ibadan Grammar School. 
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  • Recruitment and onboarding of IGSOSANA-sponsored teachers in English, History, Data Processing and Technical Drawing. This is in addition to the already recruited teachers in Chemistry and Mathematics who  came on board in June 2020 and have been making significant impact on the grades of the students in Science subjects. The newly-recruited teachers are all highly qualified college graduates and national examiners in their various disciplines and prior to this recruitment exercise, Ibadan Grammar School Senior School (Senior High School) did not have teachers in History, Data Processing and Technical Drawing for several academic years. We envisage that the addition of these teachers will augment and facilitate the teaching and practical instructions in Information Technology and Technical Education in addition to a broad-based education with a core in the Sciences. 
  • Creation of a monetized incentive program to encourage the best-performing teachers based on feedback from the students, Heads of Department and the School Principals (Junior High and Senior High) and student grades/quarterly improvement data as a measure of performance evaluation.
  • Award of books and monetary prizes to outstanding students for excellence in the various Science and Technical subjects, History, English Language, Sportsmanship, Civic Responsibility and Leadership.
  • Engaging the School in the regular taking of inventory of the equipment and reagents and adequate stocking of materials in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories.
  • Ensuring the regular maintenance and productive use of computers in the IT laboratory by the teachers and students.     
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IT CLASS
IT CLASS
  • Launching of an annual scholarship program for the most academically-outstanding male and female graduating senior science students covering their university education in Nigeria, starting during the 2020/2021 academic session.
  • Organization of a training IT workshop for 120 senior students covering competence in Microsoft Office System in preparation for tertiary education and future careers.
  • Provision of Career Guidance and Counseling  seminars for over 300 graduating seniors covering topics like:"Beyond Here and Now", You and Your Career Choice", "You and Your World".
  • Refocusing our STEM program into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) to give the students a more broad-based science education. 
  • In addition to the two teachers already hired for Chemistry and Mathematics, we have undertaken the advertising, interviewing and ongoing recruitment of additional teachers for English, Data Processing, History, Technical Drawing and other Sciences.
  • In the process of starting additional STEM Clubs in Coding, Hydroponics and Mathematics.
  • Expansion of the facility upgrade, beautification and landscaping around the Science Block to prevent erosion.
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Physics lab project
Physics lab project
  • Provision of laboratory equipment and reagents for the Chemistry and Biology laboratories at a total cost of $9000
  • Installation of audio-visual and vdeo-conferencing facilities in the Physics and Chemistry laboratories and  the Information Technology Center at a cost of $3000
  • Recruitment and onboarding of two additional teachers of Mathematics and Chemistry already completed and placement of advertisements for additional teachers of Physics, Information Technology, Biology and English Language. The teachers will start in the new School year pending COVID-19 control/mitigation
  • Upgrading of the Science Building complex with landscaping work and erosion control at a cost of $1000 to provide an attractive learning environment for the students 
Ongoing Landscaping Work and Erosion Control
Ongoing Landscaping Work and Erosion Control
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Ibadan Grammar School Old Students' Association NA, INC

Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
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Abraham Osinbowale
Atlanta, GA United States
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