By Olayinka Thomas
As part of commitment to academic excellence and global citizenship, Olashore International School signed a partnership agreement with Alliance Francaise on Tuesday 13th February, 2018.
The agreement was between the Embassy of France, represented by the Director of Alliance Francaise in Ibadan, Mr. Nicholas Michelland and Olashore International School represented by the Principal & CEO, Mr. D. K. Smith.
The primary purpose of this agreement is to improve the quality of teaching and learning of the French language in the school.
Following the signing of this agreement, the Embassy of France will include Olashore International School on the list of partner schools and this will enhance the school foreign language development plans. The students and staff will partake in French language awareness activities. They will compete with other schools in drama/theatre, songs, quiz and debate, all performed in French. This will further expose students of Olashore International School to the French language and culture.
In addition, there is a plan for the Ibadan Alliance Francaise Centre to work with the languages department of the school in evaluating the French language curriculum, supporting the department with relevant teaching materials and improving teaching skills through training and regular assessments. As part of the memorandum signed, all junior and senior students who offer French will sit for the internationally recognised French DELF examination in June or December every year. This will allow them to earn a series of international certificates of competency in the French language right from junior school. The examination is delivered and standardized by the French embassy through Alliance Francaise.
Mr. Olayinka Thomas is the Senior Master