College partners Rosedale Academy on scholarships to study in Canadian varsities
As part of efforts to bridge the gap between Canadian and West African High School curricula, Maple Canadian College (MCC) has partnered Rosedale Academy, Ontario, Canada to offer scholarships to Nigerians willing to study in top Canadian universities.
President, Maple Education Canada, Mrs. Ebi Obaro, who disclosed this to reporters, said the scholarship scheme, designed under the university pathway programme for Grade 12 (SSS3) pupils in Nigeria, would enable eligible students benefit from automatic scholarship based on their admission scores.
Obaro said the best student would get a scholarship of $20,000 to cover tuition, accommodation, feeding, and others, while the second best two would get $10,000 each.
She said: “Through our partnership with Rosedale Academy, an Ontario Ministry of Education-inspected private secondary school that is able to grant Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credits; we are able to offer a university pathway programme to Nigerian students.”
According to her, students with excellent admission average score of 90 and above could get a scholarship of between $50,000 and $100, 000 for a four-year programme, adding that based on the faculty, students could benefit from the following scholarship schemes: Engineering, $100, 000 for four years; Social Sciences, $70, 000 for four years; and Sciences $70, 000 for four years.
However, students with an entrance admission average score of 89.9 or lower could benefit from the following scholarship scheme based on their faculty. Engineering $80, 000 for four years; Social Sciences $50, 000 for four years; and Sciences $50, 000 for four years.
“Graduates of this programme receive a Rosedale Academy OSSD, a globally recognised certification to gain admission to the world’s great universities, and consistently ranked in the top five international academic high school programmes.
“MCC prepare students for studies in Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia and other countries leveraging top global academic programmes taught by Canadian certified teachers, who prepare students for rigorous university programmes worldwide.”
Also speaking, Principal MCC, Tinuade Olufolabi, urged Nigerian government to infuse technology into education from primary school level to bridge the gap in the country’s education curriculum, noting, “Government must put things in place to help pupils leverage technology.
Besides, Olufolabi said educationists must balance the equation between curriculum and real life.
According to her, Technologies need to be infused right from the grassroots, especially for public schools, while government needs to understand the place of education and put things right so that students are not left behind when they go abroad to study.
“Government needs to understand the place of education, it must be practical, fun and relatable, infusing technology in the curriculum will go a long way in making students understand more.
“Teachers should be certified too, even if you have an education background, there is a lot needed to be able to impact knowledge because the Canadian content is way more advanced,” Olufolabi said.