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Divine Wisdom International School admits students of any race, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programmes and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, athletic or other school administered programmes. The school does reserve the right to enroll and maintain enrollment of students selectively to ensure that the student can profit from our programmes using the national curriculum.
Prospective students to be admitted into our school are evaluated on the basis of their character, academics, and behavioral background. Academic evaluation is conducted by the admission committee and the student must score at least 50% average to be suitable for admission. DWIS will not accept a student who is currently suspended or expelled from another school.
DWIS is not equipped to handle children with special learning disabilities or health issues.
An entering student’s developmental age should meet the following criteria:
Students enrolling at the pre- kindergarten level must meet age requirements of 2 years old by September 1st. Those entering into the kindergarten (KG ONE) must be 3 years of age prior to September 1st, and students entering into primary ONE must be 5 years of age prior to September 1st. To be eligible for JS ONE, the students should be 10 years old on or before September 1st and must have completed primary school programme. Admissions into other classes are available but it depends on the availability of spaces at the time of request.
To serve the best interests of the school and the families, the committee reserves the right to deny admission to any student who is evaluated as ineligible because of age, academics, character, behavioural problems, or unacceptable past conduct.
Withholding information or the deliberate misrepresentation of information on any document submitted to the school will subject the student to immediate dismissal. The school also reserves the right to withdraw a child if the parents or guardians fail to support the policies, teachers, and administrator or if the parents or guardians are uncooperative or cause disruption to the school environment or process.
Divine Wisdom international School 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.
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.
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.
Assessment and Reporting
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:
- To encourage students to learn and apply themselves to their work.
- To identify students’ strengths and weaknesses.
- 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:-
- Informal classroom observation
- Formal, continuous assessment of work done in class – oral, written, practical
- Class tests
- Group tests
- Terminal examinations
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Students must be occupied with school work or reading while in study in library.
- No student should take food, snack or drink into the library hall.
- The library teacher will maintain peace and order.
- Sleeping will not be permitted in the library hall.
- All students are expected to register with the librarian as no student would be allowed access without the library pass.
- All books borrowed must be returned to the library on or before the expiry date stamped on the books.
- Books taken from the shelves must be left on the table after use
- Destructions of school books by way of mutilation shall carry a penalty.
The continuing importance of technology in our society and its use in education present many exciting opportunities for students and teachers at Divine Wisdom International School. These opportunities bring with them many responsibilities as well. Students must be good stewards of the equipment they use and will be responsible for breakage or tampering of any kind.
Computer Use Policies
- Computers are to be used by permission of the teacher and for school-related purposes only.
- Students should save files only on the personal disks they receive from their teacher.
- Students should not make unnecessary printouts.
- Students will be charged a fee for personal printouts.
- Students are not to engage in activities that hinder another ability to do his work.
- Students are not to misuse or abuse hardware and will be responsible for repairs or replacements that result from mishandling.
- Students are not to change or manipulate software or operating environments.
- Disks brought from home must be scanned for viruses or inappropriate material before use on any computer in the DWIS system.
- Students are not to try to repair computer malfunctions or breakdowns. Such situations should be immediately reported to a supervising teacher.
- Students should not view or open any improper or sexually suggestive site(s).
We believe that tuition payments are an investment in your child’s education, and It is the responsibility of the DWIS Directors to form policies concerning the amount of tuition and method of payment, and to ensure that adequate financial resources are available for the operation of the school. DWIS has financial and contractual agreements with staff and vendors which enable the school to achieve her purpose for the students. These obligations necessitate that parents make firm financial commitments to the school.
This therefore means that, parents should make payment of school fee on or before resumption of every session or term as the case may be. However, parents could enjoy a grace of two weeks after resumption to pay up their dues. Otherwise, their wards will be deprived of entering the classroom.
All payments should be made into any of our under-listed school bank accounts and the teller should be exchanged for school receipt at our bursary department.
- Wema Bank Plc – 0228125325
- STERLING BANK – 0042109184
Account Name: Divine Wisdom Educational Institute.
A discount of 5% will be allowed on school fees paid at once for a session not later than first week of resumption. In addition, parents or guardian having more than five wards will be given further considerations on demand. (Discount of 50% on tuition fees are given to parents who have 5 children and above in the school, the 50% is on the last child.)
With God as the strength of our finance, we all are sure to flourish and succeed.
All persons who are not staff or registered vendors of the school must fill a visitor slip at the gate to enable the security direct such persons to the appropriate office. This is also important for security purpose. Parents are not allowed into the school premises except on visiting days or by special invitation. Parents are asked not to go directly to the classrooms, but are required to come to the principal’s office to obtain permission to see their children, deliver messages or bring students’ belongings. Parents will be issued a “parent badge” when on campus to ensure students' safety. Parents and visitors are asked to dress modestly when on campus or participating in school-organized activities.
External Examination Policy
In pursuance of the broad goals of secondary education in Nigeria as spelt out in the national policy on Education (1998); students in Divine Wisdom International School have opportunities to enter for a wide range of public examinations. They can study for examinations which can lead to awards in:
- Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) conducted by the State Ministry of Education And The National Examination Council (NECO).
- West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
- Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the National Examination Council. (NECO)
Criteria For Enrolment:
Only students who meet the following criteria shall be deemed eligible for the external examinations:
- Students must have passed all the subjects in the promotion examination from JS 2 and SS 2 respectively at credit level.
- Any student who failed more than two core subjects in JS2 and SS2 classes will not be eligible for certificate classes
- Students for BECE, WASSCE and SSCE are to present 8 recent sized, coloured passport photographs. Specifications for these photograph is determined by the examination bodies. Thus for uniformity sake, Divine Wisdom International School have employed the services of a professional photographer to capture the images of qualified candidates for the examinations with a payment of a token.
- Students for the NECO/SSCE are required to participate in the capturing of their biometric data.
- It is the policy of the school that all fees and tuition must be settled before the commencement of examination; therefore any student owing tuition or exam fees at the commencement of exam may be deprived from participating until all fees are settled.
- Any student who enrolled for any certificate exam must promise to be of good moral conduct and be willing to abide by the rules and regulations governing the exam.
- No student in SS 1or SS 2 is expected to enroll for SSCE as well as G.C.E. if this happens, the student should consider himself or herself expelled from the school
One of the keys to successful academic achievement is regular attendance at school.
Regular attendance is required by Divine Wisdom International school policy. All school days on the calendar are considered full days unless otherwise specified through notification of special events. All activity days are considered compulsory attendance days. School attendance becomes a permanent part of the student’s record.
We believe that regular attendance in class is essential to the success of a student’s school experience. One can seldom ever make up or compensate for absences from class. Any work done to make up what was missed during an absence is primarily an effort to bridge the gap in the classroom experience. The school discourages taking extra days before or after a scheduled vacation, mid-term break or any time school is in session.
Regular attendance is essential for a successful school work and for training for the workplace in the future. Students are only allowed at most five (5) excused absences for the entire term.
An absence is defined as not attending school, not attending a class, or both. Any student in school accumulating more than (5) excused absences may be retained in that class at the end of the year.
Absences are classified either as excused or unexcused.
- Illness of the student
- Bereavement in the family
- Court-required appearance
- Medical excuse from a physician
All unexcused absence attracts severe penalty as this will hamper the academic success of the student.