Olashore signs MoU with Irish education institute on pre-medical programme
Olashore International School (OIS), Osun State recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland, to offer foundation courses that will serve as a platform for Olashore graduands, who wish to study medicine, to easily transit into medical universities in Ireland and other parts of the United Kingdom.
The MoU was signed during a recent visit of some of the Irish government officials to the country.
According to the Chairman, Board of Governors, OIS, Mr. Abimbola Olashore, “The essence of the MoU signing is to give students various options. We realised 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 today is to give pathway to study medicine in Ireland and other parts of 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 have 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, and the programme is accredited…”
The Director, Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland, Mr. Andrew Kearns, in his remarks said, “We are the leading pre-university college in Ireland preparing students for the Irish exams, which leads to the entry of students into all leading universities in Ireland, UK, and some universities in the United States. 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.