History Of The School
Babcock University Nursery and Primary School is a missionary school owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nigeria.
The school came into existence in May 2013 following the Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U) signed by Engr. & Mrs Taiwo Soyebo, the Proprietor and Proprietress of former St. Michael Dee Children’s School and Babcock University High School, Ilishan Remo-Ogun State.
The school officially commenced academic activities on Monday, 16th September, 2013. The school is located at Plot 19B, Nob Oluwa Street, off Abiodun Jagun Street, Phase 2, Ogba, GRA, Ikeja-Lagos.
The School Motto: The Light Bearers.
The Vision: is to Produce pupils who are academically sound and morally upright.
The Mission Statement: is to give value-based education to pupils in a morally challenging society.
The Core Values are:
- Adventist Heritage
- Team Spirit
The school prepares pupils for:
- The Lagos State phase of a nine-year compulsory Universal Primary Basic Education (UPEC)
- Babcock University Schools Entrance Examination into JSS1
Our school is a unique one. The environment is conducive for learning. We believe in excellence. It is a school located in the center of excellence. Therefore, we strive for excellence in everything we do. The school has presented five sets of pupils at external examinations and we have the following results:
- Year 2013/2014 – 100%
- Year 2014/2015 – 100%
- Year 2015/2016 – 87.5%
- Year 2016/2017 – 100%
- Year 2017/2018 – 100%
In all these, we say “To God Be the Glory”.
Subjects offered in the primary school include Mathematics, English Language, Arts, Basic Science, Agricultural Science, Bible Knowledge, Civic Education, Social Studies, Phonics, Diction, Writing, Computer Studies, Home Economics, Music, French, Health Education, Literature in English, Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning, Vocational Aptitude and AYM (Adventist Youth Ministry).
We offer the following subjects: Number Work, Letter Work, Fine Arts, Health Habit, Social Habits, Elementary Science, Bible Knowledge, Handwriting, Phonics, Diction, Rhymes and Adventist Youth Ministry (AYM)
It is compulsory for all pupils and staff members to attend all worships and assemblies irrespective of their denomination and faith. Thus the school adopts holistic education which focuses on the education of the head, the heart and the hand of the pupils. Different programmes such as revivals where pupils are exposed to the word of God, biblical stories, prayers and fasting are put in place termly by the Chaplaincy Unit of the school to instil godliness in the pupils. Teachers also converge every Wednesday during the break periods for prayers where they seek the face of God for upliftment to achieve greater heights
We believe in the training and re-training of our staff members. That is why every year; we attend conferences such as the Adventist Educators Association of Nigeria (ADEASON) Conference, the Adventist Educators Conference for the Western Nigeria Union Conference of our church, Florish Gate Consult Seminars and Lagos State Ministry of Education workshops. These conferences and seminars have continued to help our staff members in delivering quality educational services to our pupils.
Training Of Staff Members
We believe that learning should not be limited to the classrooms alone. On this note, we organise sports and excursions to different places. We also have various clubs like the Press Club, the Literary and Debating Society, the Science Club, the JETS Club, the Young Farmers Club and the Drama Club, where pupils meet and interact with one another.
Meaning Of Adventist Education
It is holistic education that allows all round development of the child. In our philosophy, we believe that learners are not to be academic giants and spiritual dwarfs, but to develop in all areas of life – mentally (academic), spiritually (moral) and physically (use of our body).
- It sees education and redemption as one.
- It focuses on service and prepares pupils for service.
- It does not operate outside government policies.
- It is evidenced in integration of faith and learning.
- It is evidenced in the institutional ethos and outcomes.
- It helps us to seek the kingdom of God.
The primary mission of the Adventist Education is to redeem and to restore – redeeming humanity from sin. Qualities of Adventist Education.
- It strengthens our personal faith.
- It qualifies us appropriately for future tasks.
- It teaches us required skills.
- It guides us in the way of the Lord.
How Our School Is And Should Be
- Our school is how Joseph was to Egypt and Daniel to Babylon. We are light, missionaries and disciples of Jesus Christ.
- Our school is more like a school of the prophets.
- It is a training school where the pupils are brought under the discipline of Christ and learn from the teachers.
- It is a family school where pupils receive special care and help from the teachers.
- It is a place where tenderness, sympathy, unity and love are cherished.
- It is a place where we have devoted, faithful teachers who are constrained by the love of God.
- It is a place where we care for the health and happiness of pupils..
- It is a place where we have wise teachers who are responsible to God to impress upon minds the necessity of knowing Christ as a personal saviour.
- It is a place where from the highest to the lowest grade, we show special care for the salvation of pupils and through personal effort, seek to lead their feet to straight paths.
- It is a place where teachers look with pity upon those who have been badly trained in childhood and seek to remedy defects which can mar character.
- It is a place where teachers seek and learn, in the school of Jesus Christ, how to teach from time to time.
- It is a place where teachers have a close connection with God and true understanding of His word that they are able to find divine wisdom and knowledge to educate the pupils.
The School Policies
Any child seeking admission into the following classes must have attained the class age before August 31st of the same year. The age ranges into classes are:
- Obtain a form at the reception.
- Fill the form and attach all the necessary documents.
- Sit for the Entrance Examination.
- f you pass the entrance examination, an interview will be conducted and verification of all the necessary documents such as original copy of the birth certificate, the passports and report card from the former school will be done
- Provisional admission letter is issued at the discretion of the Head Teacher
- The school fees are paid to show acceptance of the provisional admission letter.
- Duly filled and signed letter of undertaking is submitted.
Classes and Age Range
- Crèche: 1 month -1 year
- Reception (KG 1): 1 year - 2 years
- KG 2: 2 years +
- Nursery 1: 3 years +
- Nursery 2: 4 years +
- Primary 1: 5 years +
- Primary 2: 6 years +
- Primary 3: 7 years +
- Primary 4: 8 years +
- Primary 5: 9 years +
- Primary 6: 10 years +
Promotion is granted to pupils who have shown evidence of learning that will make them better pupils in future. The learning must reflect in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains of the pupil.
Note: A pupil that performs abysmally low in all the domains will be advised to repeat the said class for a better performance.
School Fees Policy
All payments are to be made into the designated banks while the teller comes to the Bursary Department of the school which will issue the appropriate receipt and card (green or pink) as the case may be to attest full payment or part payment. All payments must be made on or before resumption for all pupils.
Primaries 1-6 will be given at least a project per term that will reinforce the academic learning done in the class. All pupils are advised to participate fully.
Textbook And Stationery
The School Bookshop is well stocked with original copies of all the recommended textbooks and writing materials, so the school frowns at buying books from outside. Also, the school may be forced to send out any pupil who does not have all the required materials used in class.
Events And Excursion Policy
All activities for any planned programme are meant to develop our pupils’ affective and psychomotor domains, so it is good for the parents to cooperate with the school for the success of the programmes.
Open Hour Policy
Parents will be allowed into the classes from 7:30am – 8:00am and 3:00pm- 4:00pm. Besides, any parent that wants to see any of the teachers should wait at the reception for the teacher.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting comes up once in a term. It is usually on the Sunday after the open day. It is compulsory for all parents to attend. Failure to do so attracts a fine. Also, the PTA annual levy is compulsory.
Open Day/Open House
Every term, a day is set aside for parents/guardians to come and check their children’s/wards’ academic work and their constructive counsel will be welcomed.
As much as the school gives incentives in various ways for the pupils to learn, we equally frown at any form of bullying. Productive punishment will be given to pupils that violate any of the written and unwritten rules of the school.
Parents who want their wards to go by the school bus must pay the fees and also get their ward(s) ready before the school bus comes around.
We encourage good, cordial and harmonious relationship between the parents and the teachers, so if there is any message or observation, you can call any of the following lines:
Head Teacher: 08038724067
Asst. Head Teacher: 08025288009
All pupils should go to the assembly in the morning with their Songs of Praise (SOP).
Hair Styles & Ear Rings
Girls that want to have their hair done must make it neat and without beads attached. Also, we do not allow girls to come to school with ear-rings; our pupils should not use any form of jewellery.
Dress Code Policy
The pupils are to put on their sports wears on Wednesdays while the school uniform, black shoes, customised socks and the school cardigan (when needed) are for the other days of the week.
Adventist Youth Ministry
(AYM): This is also referred to as “Adventurer Club” which the church has put together to help children grow joyfully in wisdom, stature and in favour with God and man.
Closing Hour Policy
- Operating hours for crèche: 7:00a.m – 6:00pm.
- Operating hours for Nursery: 7:30a.m – 2:00p.m
- Operating hours for Primary: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Parents are given an hour grace after closing to pick their child/children for easy monitoring. Failure to do this will attract the sum of N5,000 for afternoon school care at the end of the month.
This clause does not include the Crèche Section