Corona celebrates 60 years of academic excellence
Briefing newsmen as part of activities to herald the 60th anniversary of the school, Igun hinged the staying power of the institution on a couple of factors including stable and supportive structure, an indefatigable board as well as working with committed colleagues across the entire system.
She added that continuous improvement for all staff members, improvement in learning infrastructure, dignity of labour, especially in the teaching profession all helped the institution to achieve its set objectives.
Igun who gave the theme of the anniversary as “Recount, Rejoice, Refresh,” recalled that, “In 1955, the Corona Women Society under the chair of Mrs. MacDonald decided to set up a nursery school that would provide education for children of expatriate parents, who wished to keep their children with them during their early formative years. The standards of the school were to be the same as those available in the United Kingdom.
“Corona Day Nursery Ikoyi, our first school, admitted its first students in 1955. Since then, the organisation has transformed with steady progression over the years and the focus of Corona Schools’ Trust Council remains the development of world-class schools. World class in all facets of operations – curriculum, teaching methodologies, staff quality, libraries, technology, buildings, resources, facilities, management among others. We have sustained a unique culture of continuous school improvement initiatives over the years.”
On the choice of the theme, she said, “As an institution we recount what we stand for; we rejoice on the occasion of this diamond anniversary, celebrating sixty years of developing the total child. Our specific objective for celebrating this milestone is to tell our amazing story, to celebrate our achievements and refresh for the next leap into the future.”
Other activities lined up for the celebration include a charity walk scheduled for Saturday October 3, 2015 and a three-day anniversary art exhibition billed for Thursday October 8 – 10th, 2015.
The public lecture scheduled to hold at the MUSON Centre on Thursday November 5, 2015, she added is aimed at discussing the Nigerian education space and more importantly, the future of global education. The celebration will culminate in an anniversary dinner scheduled for Friday November 27, 2015.