Westerfield College unveils new campus
Nigeria’s foremost sixth form school, Westerfield College has inaugurated a new campus in Lagos. The school is a sixth-form university preparatory college, which began operations in 2010.
The new campus, situated in Victoria Island, Lagos, is equipped with modern teaching facilities to give students a more comprehensive understanding of the syllabus, with a conducive boarding facility.
The founder, Michael Dosunmu, said the vision to impact Nigeria’s young minds informed the expansion project.
Dosunmu said since the school started 11 years ago, it has helped over 2,000 students into notable universities abroad.
He said: “Since inception, we’ve achieved some of the goals that we set out to achieve. Part of which is having trained in Nigeria, they can succeed in any university abroad. The first phase was starting out where we did in Yaba; the second phase was to open another branch in Kano. Now we are opening our Victoria Island campus, which gives us a far bigger room to engage. It is informed by the need to grow so that we can better impact the students.”
Dosunmu described Nigeria’s education system as a captive market, saying investors were only interested in people with knowledge, experience and skills to deliver.
He added that this understanding has helped in attracting quality investors and partners since its existence.
“Over the years, based on the quality of the people that make up the team, we’ve been able to demonstrate quality. Because of this, we have earned the confidence of people that have partnered with us over the years,” Dosunmu said.