As a parent looking to send their children to study abroad after completing secondary school education in Nigeria, you might be wondering the best way to go about it…and probably may have heard about the OSSD.
The OSSD is the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. It bridges the gap between the West African Syllabus and the Canadian High School Curriculum and prepares Nigerians and international students for university education in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, Europe, etc
This article uncovers what the OSSD is, why it is important, and how your child can obtain the certificate here in Nigeria.
What is the OSSD?
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma or OSSD simply put, is the certificate awarded the secondary school students in the Canadian province of Ontario upon the successful completion of their secondary school education. To obtain the OSSD a student must
- complete a total of 30 high school credit courses (18 compulsory courses and 12 optional courses),
- pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), an English language proficiency test developed by the Ministry of Education of Ontario, and
- complete 40 hours of community service.
Why the OSSD?
There are many reasons why your child should get the OSSD. Here are the few most important ones.
Admission into Canadian Universities
Universities’ admissions policies in Canada are favourable towards students with the OSSD and as such, applicants with the OSSD have better chances of getting admitted into top Canadian universities than students without the OSSD.
Admission into Universities in the US, the UK, Australia, and Europe
The OSSD gets the same level of international recognition as other diplomas like IB, A-level, and AP. Students that have obtained the OSSD easily get admitted into universities in Europe, North America, and Australia than their counterparts who don’t have the OSSD certificate.
Maple Canadian College (MCC) has partnered with Rosedale Academy, Ontario Canada to offer Nigerian students, who enroll in their university preparatory programme, scholarships to study in top Canadian universities.
How to Get the OSSD
Maple Canadian College (MCC) offers Nigerian students a University Pathway Program to prepare them for the OSSD. Upon completion of this programme, students earn the globally recognized Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) from Rosedale Academy. Top performing students with an admission average score of 90 and above can get a scholarship of between $50, 000 to $100, 000 for a four-year program.
Completing the OSSD could be very challenging for many students. This is where Maple Canadian College comes in to help your child achieve their best performance possible by providing them with a tailored learning experience and a conducive learning environment.
At Maple Canadian College, we pride ourselves on a proven track record of a 100% success rate in students’ admissions and scholarships to study abroad in Canada.
We help bridge the gap between the West African syllabus and the Canadian High school curriculum. We help our students develop the social and interpersonal skills they need to embark on their study abroad journey abroad with confidence.
For information on our pre-university pathway program, send us an email at: email@example.com or give us a call on 09062540705