Pupils resident overseas wishing to register with Igbinedion School will be sent a registration form on request. A pupil can be accepted without an interview at the school, but the offer of a vacancy will depend upon receipt of the completed registration form, a satisfactory report from the pupil's present head teacher and two character references.
Each overseas pupil whether a Nigerian national or not, must have an appointed guardian to act in loco parentis for the duration of the pupil's education at Igbinedion School.
From the third year upward, career guidance forms an integral part of each student's development. A specialist guidance counsellor oversees a programme which enables students to make positive appraisals of their talents.
There is a well-equipped career room. Our senior students receive strong support as they select and apply for places in Nigerian and overseas universities and other institutions.
The guidance counsellor also gives the children systematic aid at various educational levels in solving their social, educational, emotional, health and various adolescents' problems. The counsellor is available to see students and parents
SUPERVISION, CARE AND WELFARE
The school is very conscious of its responsibility to act always, as a good parent should. The teaching, care, nursing domestic and administrative staff, offer a service to parents at all times and will always show concern for their children.
All pupils are required to abide by a code of behaviour similar to that normally expected within a family where emphasis is given to courtesy, politeness, respect for parents and,elders, co-operation, tolerance, kindness, honesty and integrity.
Certain specific requirements are made clear in the school rules, but obviously such rules cannot cover all expectations relating to good behaviour.
Parents are required to support the school in ensuring that their child accepts the authority of school and abides by all the requirements, whether explicitly stated or normally expected from a pupil at Igbinedion School.
The school's approach to discipline is firm. Sanctions are imposed according to the nature of the breach of discipline, and usually involve loss of privileges but, in very serious cases, suspension or expulsion can result.
Although punishment may be necessary, the emphasis is upon rewards, and every effort is made to ensure that a pupil's success in whatever aspect of endeavour at Igbinedion School does not go unnoticed.
AREAS OF FOCUS IN STUDENTS' ADMINISTRATION
Punctuality to and regularly at school
Personal appearance and comportment
Self-confidence and drive
Attitude to task
Efforts toward achievement of set-goals
Speed and accuracy in task performance
Initiative and Resourcefulness
Reliability (how honest and dependable)
Relationship with others (staff and students)
Team spirit and co-operation
Manners (how respectful, polite, dutiful, etc.)
IGBINEDION SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE
Every year the founder of Igbinedion Education Centre, His Excellency, Sir (Dr.) Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, CON (The Esama of Benin Kingdom) offers the Igbinedion Scholarship of Excellence to the best boy or girl who obtains first position in the Igbinedion School Common Entrance Examination. The scholarship is for six years with full boarding.
The academic progress of each child is assessed through class tests, projects, practical work, assignments and termly examinations. The mark for each test or assignment is added to the terminal examination score in a ratio of 30% classwork and 70% examination.
The grading system for the school is as follows:
% Grade Remark
75-100 A Excellent
60-74 B Very Good
50-59 C Good
40-49 D Fair
The grading system applies to continuous assessment as well as terminal/promotion examinations. The school also operates a grading based on observation. This is
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