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Corona Secondary School gets NEASC accreditation


Chairperson, Corona Secondary School Board, Justice Bukunola Adebiyi (left); CEO, Corona Schools’ Trust Council, Mrs. Adeyoyin Adesina; Principal, Corona Secondary School, Mrs. Chinedum Oluwadamilola; and Corona Parent’s Representative, Mr. Bolaji Okoya; at a media briefing to announce the accreditation of the school as member of New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in Lagos.

Corona Schools’ Trust Council recently got its accreditation as a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), an international non-profit association based in United States, which oversees school’s improvement process to meet international standard.With this feat, the school becomes the only one in the country and second in West Africa to get the accreditation.

Announcing the new attainment at a media briefing, the management led by the Chairman of the Corona Secondary Trustee Council, Justice Bukunola Adebiyi, and the school’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Adeyoyin Adesin said the accreditation criteria cuts across academics, safety and security, facilities and governance processes among others.

Justice Adebiyi said she was skeptical about the benefit it could bring, but after considering the history of NEASC and the opportunity, it sets to work to be able to deliver world-class education.

The Principal, Mrs. Chinedum Oluwadamilola while recalling the journey started four years ago said, “At the time I got to the secondary school, the process had started and of course, we continued the process because there were lots of things to put in place; we had to look at the infrastructure, the curriculum, teaching and learning, safety, policies, the governance structure (because they needed assurance that there would be continuity in funding for the school to continue to grow) and our financial standing as well. Those were the areas we needed to put together to ensure that we meet the standard prescribed for us.”

“In all, there were four visits. The major one was the self study visit where they put together six members from different parts of the world, namely Turkey, China, UK, US, Ghana and Tunisia, to come and look at all the areas and were with us for five days. They came with a wealth of experience and they know what they were looking for. Following that visit they pointed to areas that needed improvement. And after May visit, they gave us the accreditation in June.”

Corroborating the school Principal, the Chief Executive Officer of the School, Mrs. Adeyoyin Adesina said her school went as far as Kigali in Rwanda to share a note with one of the schools that also got the NEASC accreditation after the six team members visited. In his remarks, Corona Parents’ Representatives, Mr. Bolaji Okoya said what has endeared him to the citadel of learning is its excellence.

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