SCHOOL POLICY REGARDING BOARDING STUDENTS AND DAY STUDENTS
The school allows boarding and day students. But majority are in the boarding house. The day students can equally be admitted into boarding on application. If approval is given, the student becomes a boarder. Students in the boarding are not allowed to leave the school without permission while the day students leave the school at 4 p.m.
The day guards check the students at the gate. Although both boarders and students wear the same school uniform, the day students have a “D” mark on their uniforms indicating “day students” Certain prefect positions in the school cannot be given to day-student such as Senior Prefect, Deputy Senior Prefect, Hostel Prefect, etc. They can only be given such student position as Sanitary, Laboratory, Library and Class Prefects.
Both groups are treated equally and are expected to abide by the school rules and regulations. Both day students and boarders are entitled to the use of the school facilities but day students neither can sleep in the hostel nor eat the food for boarders. The day students are allowed to eat with boarder only during ceremonies.
DAILY BOARDING SCHEDULES MORNING:
5:30 – 6: 00am Rising bell, morning prayers
6:00 – 7:00am Morning duty and preparing for school
7:00 – 7:30am Breakfast and duty in the compound
7:40 – 8:am Morning Assembly
8:00 – 8:10amRoll calls
8:10 – 2:15pm Class and school over
2:15 – 2:45pm Lunch
3:00 – 4:00pm Prep lessons (compulsory to all students) manual labour (Fridays)
4:00 – 5:00pm Rest
5.00 – 6:30pm Games (Mondays) Fetching of water (Tuesdays and Friday) Societies and clubs (Wednesdays) Bible Study (Thursdays)
6:30 – 7:00ppm Prayers (daily)
7:00 – 7:30pm Supper
7:30 – 10pm Night Prep
10:30 – 11:00pm Lights out
Beds are made before a student leaves for school in the morning with the correct beddings. • Rooms are swept and scrubbed daily. • No student should leave her bed to another especially after lights out.
HOSTEL LIFE FOR BOARDING STUDENTS
Lady Ibiam Girls’ Secondary School has good boarding facilities where students live as homes. The School has two beautiful hostels divided into floors. Each floor represents a house. The houses (four in all) are named after some of the members of the United Church Women namely; Obi house, Emole house, Mokelu house and Oji house. Boarders are therefore assigned to the four houses for effective management, supervision and control.
Their day-dresses and sports wears are of different colours in line with their houses while they all have a common ceremonial wears and school uniforms. In the hostel, the students are guided by the hostel rules and regulations. Their activities are planned and strictly executed with time schedule. The morning bell goes at 5.30 am. Every student is hereby expected to wake up for morning prayers and there after, prepare for school. Morning duties and breakfast follow suit and at 7.45, every students is at the assembly ground for morning assembly.
The hostel at this time is locked and can only be opened at 4.pm for their siesta. Defaulters are severely punished by the prefects with the consent of the teachers on duty. Bullying is highly discouraged. Inspection of the entire hostel is carried out every morning by the boarding mistress, house mistresses, and the matron who are all resident on the compound.
Hence, absolute cleanliness is ensured daily. Water is promptly provided by the school. Their menu is well planned and their food balanced. They are well fed. The matron supervises the food and ensures that it is well prepared.
The use of certain items that may cause distraction/health hazard are not allowed into the boarding house. Such items include: GSM phone, computer games, walk man, electric iron, boiling rings, mufti, etc.
The students wear low cut.
The school maintains high level of morality and has a resident Chaplain who organizes Sunday services for the boarders. She is constantly available for counseling. In addition, the Scripture Union (SU) and the students’ Christian Movement (SCM), hold regular fellowships for the students. Generally, hostel life helps the students to tolerate one another, develop cordial relationship, share things with others, respect each other, manage their pocket money, keep clean, manage space, adjust to situations, pray together and to be time conscious, obedient, independent and disciplined.
Our menu is well planned and balanced. The students are well fed. The school matron supervises the food and ensures that the food is well prepared.
SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS
The school has general rules and regulations which is binding on both day students and boarders.
Attendance to school
• All Students must be regular at school.
• The school must know through the form teacher if for any reason a student must absent herself from school.
Every student is expected to be at the school compound by 7.30am to attend the morning assembly which starts at 7:45am.
• Classrooms are to be swept the previous day after school
• Attendance to lesson is compulsory.
• Eating in the classroom is highly prohibited
• Objects that bring distraction are distraction are disallowed e.g. a computer.
• Noise making, rudeness / assault are not allowed.
• Prep is compulsory to every student Cleanliness
• Every student must keep clean. Hair must be cut low/short.
• The compound must not be littered, everywhere must be kept clean, including the toilets.
• Every case of ill health must be reported to any available teacher, form teacher, matron, house mistress who will in turn take the student to the sick bay.
• The nurse must recommend if a student should go home on health ground.
• Students are not to take drugs on their own.
• School Property.
• The School is to take care of her property.
• No indiscriminate plucking of fruits
• No writing on the walls, dining tables, seats, or boards etc.
• It is an offence for a student to inscribe her name on any school property.
• No student is allowed beyond the gate during and after school hours without permission.
• Loitering during classes or prep periods attract punishment.
• Boarders must have their exit card duly signed before leaving the school premises.
• Students are banned from entering the staff quarters except when necessary.
• Bullying / Fighting Any student caught bullying other students, fighting or fagging must be severely punished.
• Every student is expected to have all the uniforms of the school.
• Each uniform must be worn at the appropriate time.
• There must not be any mufti
• The approved ear ring is stopper type.
Test / Examinations
• Test, assignments, projects and examinations are compulsory.
• Malpractice of any kind on tests, assignments, projects and examinations attracts various punishments.
• This is strictly prohibited, any student caught will pay back the item or money and also be suspended.
- If a student fails a class twice, she will be advised to withdraw.
- There will be no refund of payment if the principal suspends or dismisses a student found guilty of any offence.
- The school is proudly inter-denominational and the school chaplain holds regular church services and Bible Study with the girls.
- The Enugu Student Christian Movement meets in the school and students are encouraged to take part of their services.
- Each student is expected to be a member of one of the approved school clubs: Debating society, Drama club, Press Club, Home Makers, Jet Club or French Club.
- There should be no forming of cliques of any type.
- No nicknames are allowed.
The students have achieved successes during the year at both academics and sports. They take part in a number of extra-curricular activities at the discretion of the Principal.
In 2002, the Junior Achievement Club of the school won a prize in Lagos as the best community service group from the LEAD CAMP (Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement and Development).
The students have participated in Radio, TV Musical Drama, Debating and Quiz Competitions. They took part in the NAFDAC Code of Conduct Bureau and Cowbell Competitions.
In 2008, Miss Ifeoma Nnamani won a prize for her essay from the Code of Conduct Bureau and received the prize during the Children’s Day Celebration at Michael Okpara Square. Later in a debating competition, the school vied with and beat the Mea Mater Elizabeth Secondary School, Agbani to first place.
In another debating competition organized by Radio Nigeria, Lady Ibiam girls school beat St. Joseph’s Emene to first place. The school has twice come first at competitions organized by Alliance Francaise and they have always attended the Art Exhibition by the same Alliance Francaise. In the last competition, they beat Federal Government College, Enugu in the final.
The school organizes its own Inter house Sports and Cross – Country Races and participated in the Girls’ Secondary School Sports Competition conducted by the National Sports Commission. The School took second place in the Private Schools Sports competition.
School Grading System, Subjects Offered
The academic grading system of the school is high because of her standard. For the school, the minimum score for a pass is 50%, including English Language and Mathematics.
Any student who fails Mathematics or English Language has definitely failed. Number of subjects to be passed depends on the class. JSI, JSII & SSI (INTERNAL EXAMS) No of subjects offered – sixteen.
1. English Language
3. Igbo Language
5. Introductory Technology
6. Integrated Science
7. Agricultural Science
8. Physical and Health Education
9. Home Economics
11. Fine Art
12. Christian Religious Knowledge
13. Social Studies
14. Computer Studies
15. Business Studies
16. Civic Education
Criteria For Passing JSI, JSII & SSI In The School Internal Exam
The students in the classes listed above;
1. Must pass English and Mathematics
2. Must score minimum average of 50
3. Must pass 10 subjects including English Language and Mathematics JS III Students in this class:
1. Write internal exam – 1st and 2nd term and mock exams
2. They register for two external exams:- A. JSCE NECO – national exam and B. JSCE – organised by the Enugu State Ministry of Education Number of Subjects registered for the external Exams – Maximum of twelve subjects, and minimum of eleven subjects.
Nine compulsory core subjects are:
1. English Language
3. Igbo Language
4. Agricultural Science
5. Introductory Technology
6. Integrated Science
7. Social Studies
8. Christian Religious Knowledge
The students are expected to offer any three subjects from the subjects listed below to make up the twelve subjects:
- Music Fine & Applied Arts
- Home Economics
- Physical & Health Education
Criteria for passing N0. Of subjects to be passed are: 1. 8 subjects including English Language & Mathematics 2. Minimum of 50% average.
SENIOR SECONDARY SSI – Offer fifteen subjects such as Literature in English, Geography, Commerce, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Food and Nutrition, Government, French and Computer. The students in this class are exposed to all the above subjects to enable them choose the subjects that lead to the career of their interest, and to avoid having difficulty in SSII over the subjects chosen. CRITERIA SS II / III – Maximum number of subjects offered are 9/10 subjects. Minimum 8 subjects. Criteria for a pass: 1. Pass in 8 subjects Pass in 7 subjects Minimum of 50% average.
SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM OF SCORES
0 – 49 FAIL (F)
50 – 54 PASS (P)
55 – 69 CREDIT (C)
70 – & ABOVE – DISTINCTION (A)