Corona secondary schools in June became a member of New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), an international non-profit association based in the United States and found in 1885.
The school is first in Nigeria and second in West Africa to become a member of NEASC. Corona schools have continued to blaze the trail in its endeavors and have since the past six decades provided elite education for teeming Nigerians, who are now thought leaders in both the public and private sectors.
In the recently released 2017 West African Examination Council’s results, Corona students made over 86 per cent, which confirms that Corona is on top of its game to provide first class education to Nigerians that can match with ivy league schools abroad. This is not the first time Corona will be blazing the trail.
It was the first school in Africa to get the e-learning. In 2013, the school took part the secondary school competition that involved different nationals. Corona was one of the three finalists; United World College, Singapore, a School in Australia and Corona Secondary Schools. The school has won several awards as best in secondary education, quality education and its products are in Ivy League University abroad
Having blazed many trails, the newly accredited New England Association of Schools and Colleges bestowed on Corona secondary schools, first in Nigeria and second in West Africa has further proved the school’s leadership not only in the sub-Sahara Africa but globally.
At a press conference announcing the good news, Bukunola Adebiyi, chairman, Corona Secondary School Board who was one of the pioneer pupils of the school in 1962 was elated that the board supported this new course when it commenced. “Initially, we were skeptical about the benefit but having looked at the history of that association (NEASC), we saw it as an opportunity to challenge ourselves to be able to deliver world class education. At each visit the NEASC came, they met us on ground as the Chairman of the Secondary School Board just to know how much support the board was given and how the board was reacting to all the comments being made.”
“The whole reason why the body felt that it would benefit the school is that it will help us to pull the school to the international standard. And it helped a great deal. The board was helpful in terms of providing strategic direction, funding. We kept getting the list of items needed to pull up the school in terms of infrastructure and training. The board was very committed, supported management even when we had some stops along the way when we felt we had arrived but were told we needed to do more. We encouraged ourselves as management to keep going to watch the finished lines” Adebiyi added