Academic Policy

OJOMOH EDUCATION CENTRE is committed to academic excellence with emphasis on quality education results from quality people working in a quality environment with quality materials to achieve the desired excellence . Divine Wisdom school learning environment is designed to be an exciting and imaginative. We nurture creativity, the standard of leaning is very high and our facilities offer the setting for unparalleled opportunities.

Our approach to curriculum is outstanding. Our teachers are trained in various classical methods to add creativity, critical thinking skills, and understanding of one’s learning style.

  1. Subjects Taught

    Junior Secondary:

    English Language, Mathematics, Basic Science, Christian Religion Studies, Social Studies, Business Studies, French, Computer Science,, Basic Technology, Civic Education, Physical and Health Education, Agricultural Science, Home Economics, Creative and Cultural Art, Edo Language, Security Education.

    Senior Secondary:

      English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English, Christian Religious Studies, Government, Biology, French, Computer Science, Chemistry, Civic Education, Physics, Agricultural Science, Economics, Further Mathematics, Accounting, Geography, Trade Subject.

    Students must pass all major academic subjects before being promoted to the next class. Major subjects include English, Mathematics, core science and core Art.

    Not more than 2 subjects that are failed may be made up in summer school. If a student makes more than 2F’s or 3D’s in major subjects in the promotion examination, the student is required to repeat the class.

  2. Double Promotion

    A sincere and conscientious effort is made at the time of admission to place students at the proper class level in order for them to learn effectively. Although, parents sometimes request that their ward should skip a class beyond the normal promotion level for one reason or the other; but we understand that, skipping a class is not considered to be a beneficial practice for the child therefore; this request will not be considered or allowed by the school.

  3. Assessment and Reporting

    Assessment

    Assessment is an important part of the education process. In Divine Wisdom, it is a policy of the school that the scheme of work in each subject must provide for frequent checks on the progress of students. The purpose of school-based assessment is:

    1. To encourage students to learn and apply themselves to their work.
    2. To identify students’ strengths and weaknesses.
    3. To help the teacher to examine critically the quality of the learning process; i.e. to know whether the student has been effective in class and to indicate whether he/she is ready to move on to another area of work.

    Assessment procedures include the following:-

    1. Informal classroom observation
    2. Formal, continuous assessment of work done in class – oral, written, practical
    3. Class tests
    4. Group tests
    5. Terminal examinations
    6. Assignment-written, projects, practical etc.

    Not all the departments use all the methods of assessment as some are not appropriate to the content of some subjects. The subjects of this continuous assessment are recorded by each department and form the basis of school reports to parents. School policy requires that all reports provide written comment on each pupil’s performance.

    Reporting

    Our school’s progress report is aimed at advising parents on their child’s ability, effort and attainment in each subject studied. Considerable efforts have been made to report on all the aspects within a subject and to provide meaningful comments to support or explain grades attained.

    In addition, parents are always welcome to make enquiries about the progress of their child by making contact with the appropriate member of the Guidance team.

    Reports will also give details of a student’s strength and areas for development in each subject. This ensures that parents have a clear understanding of their child’s progress through the information provided in this report.

  4. Private Class

    If your child shows a strong sign of experiencing academic difficulty in any subject, the principal will report it to the parent through a telephone call. The parent may decide to give a private assistance to the student by arranging a private class for the child.

    The parent may come to the school to meet and arrange with the subject teacher to give a private attention to the student after the normal school hours

  5. Extension Classes

    Extension classes are special classes organized mainly for final year and junior certificate class. Such classes are organized during the holidays and outside regular lecture hours and days to intensify studies in preparation for external examinations. Such examinations are the West Africa School Certificate Examination conducted by the West African Examination council, National Examination Council, the Universities Matriculation Examination conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board as well as the Junior School Certificate Examination.

  6. Academic Materials

    Academic materials are required for effective and successful academic programme. Therefore, we mandate all our students to possess all recommended and required materials to enable them excel in their academic pursuit. For this reason, the school has made it very easy for students and parents, by making all academic materials available at the school bookshop for easy purchase. More so, our students are advised to buy their recommended textbooks and notebooks from the school bookshop in order to avoid buying a wrong book or a pirated book. Selection of textbooks is based upon how we might best prepare the students for post -secondary school programme.

    The comprehensive book list is available at the Excellence Bookshop located within the campus.

  7. Excursion/Field Trips

    Leaving the classroom and going on a field trip can achieve a good educational experience. Students are to understand that this is a privilege and with it goes the responsibility of representing our school in a very positive manner. The same policies that apply to school and classroom behaviour also apply to students when on a field trip.

    Participation in trips and excursions, whether residential or non-residential, can do much to enrich and enhance the educational experience of students. During the past few years students from DWIS have had the opportunity to take part in a large number of excursions which have ranged from day trips to historical sites or Geographical field trips. Students participating in a field trip are responsible for obtaining and completing all assignments missed during the trip. Students may be precluded from participating in any field trip due to serious or numerous discipline issues, excessive lateness or absences from school, or missing to complete assignment/class work in any subject.

  8. Library/Research Centres

    In Divine Wisdom International School our goal is to train future leaders who are equipped to bring about the desired change in our communities and society at large. Thus, our school has a well-equipped library with up to date books to help students make researches that will enable them to be more enlightened and thereby realize the change we yearn for. Some of these materials include fiction, non-fiction, reference books, periodicals, etc.

    The librarian has the appropriate skills to make sure that our students benefit maximally from the library, while the library/prep hall monitors are responsible for the environment.

    The following are the recommended guidelines:

    1. Students must be occupied with school work or reading while in study in library.
    2. No student should take food, snack or drink into the library hall.
    3. The library teacher will maintain peace and order.
    4. Sleeping will not be permitted in the library hall.
    5. All students are expected to register with the librarian as no student would be allowed access without the library pass.
    6. All books borrowed must be returned to the library on or before the expiry date stamped on the books.
    7. Books taken from the shelves must be left on the table after use
    8. Destructions of school books by way of mutilation shall carry a penalty.