By Tare Youdeowei
WELLSPRING College, Omole, Lagos, has emerged third in Lagos State and 28th in Nigeria out of the 11,000 schools that wrote the May/June 2015 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE. Thus, in the WASSCE performance rating of 1,000 top Lagos schools in the May/June 2015 WASSCE, Wellspring College emerged third.
The principal, Mrs Oluwayemisi Oloriade, while disclosing the uniqueness of Wellspring College in Lagos said: ‘’We identified the area of strength of our students and guided them to succeed.’’
According to her, one of the ways to enhance academic performance of students is to identify their weakness and strength and work on them. ‘’For the weak ones, we bring them to the coaching clinic, work on their deficiencies, supervise them, until they catch up with other students academically,’’ she said.
The school’s success during WASSCE is also attrbuted to the role the school and the teachers play. Oloriade said that there is no hiding place for any student in Wellspring College, adding that when they are given assignments, teachers ensure they are done, their scripts are marked and correction done.
“Our student-teacher ratio which is 10:1, on the average, makes the teaching and learning process efficient and effective,’’ she explained.
Oloriade who disclosed that the school has left no stone unturned in bringing the best out of students said that the Guidance and Counselling department guides students in career choices. She further pointed out that Guidance and Counselling does one-on-one counselling of students thereby providing succour to students with academic, social and emotional distress.
‘’We encourage team work among our students, just as we expose them to learning outside the classroom,’’ she explained. Because the school cannot do it all alone, said Oloriade, Wellspring College has enjoyed the support of a formidable Parents Teachers Association where they give useful suggestions that enhance academic progress. She said: ‘’In Wellspring College, parents are team members with the teachers; not spectators. The PTA gives us utmost support in the administration of the College which accounts for its huge success.’’