Modupe O. Adeyinka-Oni is the founder of Standard Bearers School, a nursery and primary school situated in Lekki Lagos. She had her primary school education at the University of Ibadan Staff School and went on to attend Queen’s College Lagos and the International School University of Ibadan respectively. She thereafter went on to the University of Ife where she gained a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine and Applied Art.
Upon completion of NYSC, she joined the staff of Corona School Victoria Island (VI). During her time at Corona School, VI, she distinguished herself as both an academic and creative teacher of excellence. After thirteen years with Corona, she left to start Standard Bearers School. She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) from Nottingham University and has attended several educational courses both locally and internationally.
As the Executive Director of Standard Bearers School, she has developed a unique curriculum fashioned around the National Curriculum of England and Wales, fused with the key elements of the Nigerian curriculum thereby forging a distinct curriculum of study that prepares children for life beyond the primary school years. Over the last 20 years, she has ensured that SBS children develop skills beyond the classroom that allowed the transition to top secondary schools where they go on to excel.
With her very creative mind, Mrs. Adeyinka-Oni has created a strong love for the creative arts in all the staff and pupils. SBS is known to stretch the boundaries of parents’ expectations annually with amazing musical recitals and end of year concerts most of which she produces.
With over 35 years of experience in teaching within the nursery and primary school space, she has also developed for SBS, a series of ‘Train the Trainers’ courses. She has successfully trained and mentored many fresh graduates in the skills and techniques required for teaching the 21st century Nigerian child, a good number of them leaving to head schools or found their own schools. Mrs. Adeyinka-Oni has championed the inclusion of Special Education Needs (SEN) pupils within the classroom, as SBS continues to support and graduate SEN pupils into partner inclusive secondary schools. In her spare-time she mentors teenage groups in school and career choices.
Mrs. Adeyinka-Oni is a strong believer in the power of technology as a vehicle to revolutionize our education sector. Working with 5 girls aged 10 – 11 years old, called Team Brainsquad she supervised their activities in the development of a crowd funding app for indigent children. With their app called Handsout, the girls went on to win the zonal, national and regional stages (representing Africa) of the Technovation Girls 2019 Global Technology competition held from 12th – 16th August 2019 at Silicon Valley, USA. They came away with the People’s Choice Award and a bronze medal. The experience in Silicon Valley validated many of Mrs. Adeyinka-Oni’s ideas on the teaching of STEM/STEAM through Activity Based Learning.