Principal

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Olurotimi Jiboku

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the British Oasis. We pride ourselves in nurturing a crop of students who are knowledgeable not only about the world as a global neighbourhood, but also the history, culture and mores of their immediate communities. We provide a platform for ours students to maximize their potential and seek ways to improve the world they live in. Ours is a full boarding suite in an expansive and purpose-built serene location. Words and pictures may not be able to encapsulate our unique proposition and that is why we invite you to visit our oasis and discover the haven set aside for generating and promoting excellence. Welcome on board!

CIEC First Language/English as a 2nd Language
Certificate in Leadership/Management

About me

With over three decades as an educational practitioner, Olurotimi Jiboku brings a wealth of experience from British National curriculum/Nigerian curriculum schools and an integrated system where both the British and Nigerian approaches prevail. The latter case in point was his 9-year service at Corona Secondary School, Agbara where he rose through the ranks as English language and literature teacher, head of department and Vice Principal, Administration. The administration portfolio bolstered his experience in boarding management, sports and recreation and educational tours/co-curricular activities.

He was one of the curriculum leads when the Corona-plus curriculum was designed featuring both British and Nigerian curricula leading to IGCSE, WAEC and NECO and facilitated sessions for teachers in curriculum design, implementation and practices. At Negbenebor International School, GRA, Benin City where he superintended the nursery, primary, secondary and boarding sections as Principal, there were remarkable enhancement in enrolment, instructional practices and staff training.

Having cut his teeth on the experience at Chrisland College, Lagos as one of the founding teachers and housemasters, Olurotimi has had a rich and illustrious boarding house experience over the years. Until recently, he served at Greensprings School, Lagos in the following capacities: Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language/Cambridge IGCSE First Language English teacher; Whole School Literacy Coordinator; Secondary Principal, Anthony Campus and Principal, Academics and Logistics. He taught Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and Extended Essay (EE) to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students, a Sixth Form option at Greensprings School, Lekki Campus.

Educated at the University of Port Harcourt where he earned a Bachelor of Education with honours in English from the Department of Curriculum Development and Educational Technology, he is privileged to have attended numerous courses within and outside the country including the following:

Leadership and Management
in Secondary Schools
Educational Development Association (EDA)
International Summer School, Cambridge,
United Kingdom
Best Practices in Leadership Training
Teacher Training Centre for International
Educators, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Advanced Leadership Workshop
(Strategic Leadership and Educational
Improvement)
Standard Mandate International, Centre for
Management Development (CMD), Shangisha,
Lagos, Nigeria
Performance Management Course
The Administrative Staff College of Nigeria
(ASCON), Topo, Badagry, Nigeria
IGCSE Coursework Accreditation:
English as a Second Language
(Training in School-Based Assessment)

University of Cambridge International
Examinations
IGCSE First Language English
University of Cambridge International
Examinations, Hillcrest Secondary School,
Nairobi, Kenya
The Student-Centred English Literature
and Composition Classes Institute
Association of International Schools in Africa
(AISA) Conference, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Curriculum Review Conference
Lincoln Community School, Ghana

Olurotimi’s interests are in writing, facilitating and travelling. He has contributed to and edited journals, newsletters, brochures and yearbooks. He was a member Uniport Writers Club; Editorial Secretary, ‘The Educationist’, University of Port Harcourt; Correspondent – Corona Schools Trust Council Newsletter; Member, Editorial Board, ‘The Blaze’ – Corona Secondary School Yearbook; Quiz Master, Corona Inter-Schools Quiz Competition and Facilitator, Implementation of the New Corona Curriculum. He has edited newsletters, yearbooks and other publications including the website and social media platforms during his tenure at Greensprings School, Lagos. He has facilitated sessions including performance management, communication and learning practices.

Married to Mojisola Jiboku for over two decades, the union is blessed with three wonderful boys: Oluwatofunmi, an engineering undergraduate; Oluwatunmise, an economics undergraduate and Oluwatamilore, a high school student.