Founded as a co-educational school for both boys and girls of all faiths, all nationalities and varied social cultural backgrounds, in June 2001 by Chief C.K. and Mrs A.R Uganden, with the objective of providing quality education and sound character building for its pupils and of supplementing government’s efforts in the provision of education and employment for residents of the new Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, in particular, Divine Mercy Secondary School (DMSS), Asokoro is located on Plot 328 Jimmy Carter Street, Asokoro, on the road opposite the Asokoro Protea Hotel. Sited on 1.6 hectares of land, the school has land enough for required school buildings, sporting facilities and space for future expansion. It was registered as a nursery/primary and secondary school with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, Nigeria on 9th July 2001 with registration number BN 980602. It got government approval to operate as a secondary school on 1st July 2003. It was re-accredited by the FCT’s Department of Policy and Implementation on 15th May 2007 in the 2007/2008 academic session during which it was given approval to run both the Basic Education and the Senior Secondary School programmes.
Through teaching, learning, the fear of God and a sustained human and infrastructural improvement, to produce a whole personality in students and staff for effective school and national development.
Divine Mercy Secondary School,
Our great and noble institution,
Conceived by minds divinely led,
For devoted service to man and God
Our great citadel we hail thee,
Place of our upbringing we love you,
Your fame will build, your name protect
Our Motto: Fear God, Learn and Excel.
Apart from its very encouraging students’ academic performance, good sporting records and a sustained good character development which the school has kept improving upon and for which parents have profusely expressed their appreciation, it has special features such as a quiet, serene environment, far from noise, which is excellent for teaching, learning and research activities. It has highly qualified and experienced teaching and adequate support staff; a well stocked library, well furnished and equipped core science laboratories, a computer laboratory, internet facilities; a special resource/language room, two school vehicles, exquisite girls and boys hostels; adequate number of classrooms, a bore hole and good government water supply source, constant light supply from a big generator and from PHCN; a large and tastefully furnished hall; expansive and well-kept sporting grounds, a beautifully- landscaped school compound bordered by fruit trees and cactus plants; a protective fence, innovative academic and co-curricular programmes, moral instruction through catechism, mass and other religious activities; club/societies’ activities, leadership training for student-leaders and regular seminars and workshops for teachers. Class sizes are small for better teacher-student interaction. Fees are affordable and the school also has its e-mail address and a web-site for easier access to its many clients.
• 1 fully furnished & equipped Library
• 1 large multipurpose hall & 2 quadrangles for social/ cultural activities
• 4 Girls Hostels and 2 Boys Hostels
• 40 Water closet toilets
• Tap Water, 6 storage tanks & a borehole
• Electricity from PHCN & generator
• 2 Kitchens (one, outdoor) & 2 dining halls
• 5 fully furnished & equipped science laboratories (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Food & Nut, Home Economics, Int. Science)
• 1 furnished & equipped Computer Laboratory
• 1 equipped Intro-Tech. workshop
• 1 Resource / Language Room
• 2 furnished Sick Bays
• 12 furnished staff offices
• 1 Football Pitch (which serves also as athletics field)
• Volley ball, badminton & basket ball areas
• 1 school bus & 1 utility pick-up vehicle
• 1 school store & 1 outdoor staff canteen
• 7 one-room staff lodges
• Block fence with wire protectors
• Proper drainage & good land scapping