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Lady Ibiam Girls School - Enugu


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In 1962 , Lady Eudora Olayinka Ibiam was first lady of Eastern Nigeria and she brought together women from all the major churches to be United Church Women, Enugu.
This was the same time that her husband almost succeeded in setting up the United Church of Eastern Nigeria.
Dr Francis Akanu Ibiam was at that time a vice president of the World Council of Churches and together they travelled throughout Africa and had the chance of seeing newly established development projects.
 
Out of this background, Lady Ibiam and her United Church Women established a vocational school for women from the rural areas to train them at family health, nutrition and leadership. The school was known as the Ecumenical Centre for Vocational Education.
The school was funded by social foreign groups. The first Principal came from Germany. The school was popular and trained the women to a high level in Cookery, Sewing, Shorthand and Typing.
The School buildings were seriously destroyed during the Biafran war and Lady Ibiam had to use all her connection to rebuild the damaged property and add more buildings.
When Lady Ibiam died the mantle fell on Chief Mrs. Janet Mokelu- the first woman parliamentarian. Under Chief Mokelu, the school continued to the end of the century: as needs changed, rural women no longer needed to come to Enugu as most areas had their own vocational school, so the school continued as a Business School.
 
In 1997, the State Education system had deteriorated and the State Govt. disengaged all “non indigenes” from their employ resulting in a serious lack of staff in the state schools and a glut of quality teachers on the job market. Then the United Church Women Management Committee was under the leadership of Elder Mrs Ori Uko who took the decision to convert the school to a Girls’ Secondary Boarding School. She was determined to run it at a high level with moderate fees. Thus the then, Lady Ibiam Memorial Ecumenical Leadership Training Centre became the Lady Ibiam Memorial Ecumenical Girls Secondary School. Today, it is the Lady Ibiam Girls Secondary School.
 
An Education Sub-Committee was set up under the Chairmanship of Mrs Hazel Kalu and with Lady Jane Ndukwe an experienced retired teacher being an invaluable support. The first task was to sift through mountains of well qualified teachers applying for positions. It fell on Elder Mrs Uko and Mrs Kalu to hold the interviews for the post of Principal and they were completely satisfied to appoint Mrs. Phoebe Isiodu to the post- a former Vice- Principal at Holy Rosary who was dynamic and had all the know-how needed to guide the school authorities through the “red tape” involved in setting up and obtaining approval for a secondary school.
 
The school opened its doors in September 1997 with 24 students and 16 girls. It was never quite clear why none of the three hundred plus students of the vocational school did not apply to join the secondary school and even appeared to have been spirited away
The first three years of the schools existence were hard even with two gifts from Canadian Presbyterian Church. Maintaining a full complement of qualified teaching staff with a small student population was very tasking, also breaking out of the vocational School reputation made it difficult to recruit children.
By the end of 2001, the committee was able to relax in the knowledge that the school had survived and come to stay.
The next ten years have seen the school consolidating on all sides. The first Principal retired and was succeeded by Mrs M .C. Nwosu.
The school P.T.A has been consistently supportive and it has been possible with their support to raise staff salaries. There is a graduated staff salary scale with annual increments and a staff pension scheme.
All the buildings have been maintained and upgraded. New classrooms have been built, a large generator installed, the laboratories are well equipped and the computer laboratory has 12 up-to-date computers equipped with internet.
 
Work has commenced on our dream 18 Classroom block but has had to be temporarily suspended whilst a second dormitory is erected to handle the population explosion which the school witnessed last year.
The ownership of the school has always been vested on the United Church Women, a group of interdenominational women currently led by Dr Mrs. Lovette Oji, but the group has shrunk due to ageing and last year it was decided to establish a Governing Council under the Chairmanship of Elder Dr K.U. Kalu CON, while still reflecting the ecumenical status of the school.
 
REQUIREMENT FOR ADMISSION INTO THE SCHOOL
 
STUDENTS ARE ONLY ADMITTED INTO THESE CLASSES—JS1, JS11, SS1 AND SS11.
 
No admission into –JS111 & SS111 exam classes.
               Eligibility for Admissions Js1—Pupils Currently In Primaries 5and 6, the Ages Of 10—12.
Transfer student –
Eligibility–
 
must be currently in school
must have passed her last exams with good grades including English and maths
must have pass the school entrance with the minimum average of 50%.
Procedure :
 
obtain the entrance exam form from the school
complete and return the form with a passport photograph attached.
Entrance exams written in English, maths and general paper (the general papers comprises all other subjects and current national international issues)
Date of the exams is determined by the school.
 
Successful candidates are issued admission letters and prospectus.
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SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM, SUBJECTS OFFERED
The academic grading system of the school is high because of the standard. For the school the maximum score for a pass is 50%, English language and mathematics must be equally passed .Any student who fails mathematics or English language definitely has failed. No of subjects to be passed depends on the class.
JS1 , JS11 & SS1 (INTERNAL EXAMS)
No of subjects offered –sixteen.
 
English language
Mathematics
Igbo language
French
Introductory technology
Integrated Science
Agricultural Science
Physical and Health Education
Home Economics
Music
Fine art
Christian Religious Knowledge
Social Studies
Computer Studies
Business Studies
Civic Education.
CRITERIA FOR PASSING JS1, JS11 & SS1 IN THE SCHOOL INTERNAL EXAM.
 
Must pass English and mathematics
Must score minimum average of 50%
No of subjects to be passed-10 subjects English and mathematics inclusive
JS 111
Students in this class write
 
Internal exam -1st,2ndand 3rd term (mock) exams
They register for two external exams –           
JSCE NECO-national exam for FGC, command, Navy, air force and University Schools
JSCE-organised by the Enugu state Ministry of Education.
NO OF SUBJECTS REGISTERED FOR THE EXTERNAL EXAMS-
Maximum of -12 subjects, and Minimum of eleven subjects
Nine compulsory core subjects
 
English
Mathematics
Igbo language
Agricultural science
Introductory technology
Integrated science
Social studies
Christian Religious Knowledge
French
              The students are expected to offer any three subjects from this group to make up the twelve subjects.
Music
Fine art
Home economics
Physical & Health Education.
CRITERIA
No. of subjects to be passed
 
8 subjects including English & maths
Minimum of 50% average.
SENIOR SECONDARY
SS 1-Offer fifteen subjects such as English literature, geography, commerce, economics chemistry physics agricultural science food and nutrition government French and computer.
              The students in this class are exposed to all the subjects to enable them choose the subject that leads to the career of their interest.
Secondly, to avoid having difficulty in SS 11 over the subjects chosen.
CRITERIA :
SS 11/111-  Maximum no of subjects offered 9/10 subjects
Minimum -8 subjects
Criteria  for a pass
 
Pass in English and maths
Pass in 7 subjects.
Minimum pass average of 50%
SCHOOL’S  GRADING SYSTEM OF SCORES
0-49     FAIL (F)
50-54   PASS (P)
55-69   CREDIT (C) 
70 & ABOVE-DISTINCTION (A)
 
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Student Exploits
 
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 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 Commision. The School took second place in the Private School’s Sports Competition.
 
The School maintains a high level of morality and has a resident Chaplain who organizes Sunday Service and is constantly available for student counseling. The Students Christian Movement holds fortnightly meetings which are compulsory.
 
 
HOSTEL LIFE FOR BOARDING STUDENTS
 
          Lady ibiam Girl’s secondary school has a good boarding facilities where students live as homes. the  school has a beautiful two storey building as a hostel, with each floor named after some of the united church women namely
                     Ground floor—obi’s house
                     1st floor—emole’s house
                     2nd floor—mokelu’s house
These women contributed greatly towards the establishment and growth of the school.
The student in the school boarding are assigned to the three floors/houses for effective management, control and supervision. In each of the floors, students have a different colour of day wear, uniform sports shorts with different tops and a common ceremonial wear and school uniform. Boarding mistress, house mistress, school matron are all resident on the compound 
           In the hostel, the students guided by the hostel rules and regulations. The students’ activities are planned and strictly carried out with time schedule.
In the morning rising bell goes at 5.30a.m,every student are expected to wake up for  morning prayers  and have her bath before 6a.m the bell ringer alerts them when is time for a particular activities .between 6a.m and 7a.m,all preparations, morning duty and breakfast must have been completed and ready for the morning assembly. The hostel is locked  and can only be opened till 4p.m for them to have their siesta for 1hour.other activities follow strictly according to time. Defaulters that fail to adhere strictly to time are severely punished by the prefect with the consent of the teachers on duty. Bullying is highly discouraged.
           Inspection of the hostel is carried out every morning inside and outside the hostel the hostel to ensure cleanliness. Water is provided by the school to avoid their going out of the compound and exposure to hazards.
BANNED ITEMS -- in the boarding, the use of certain items that may cause distraction, hazard or abuse of usage are not allowed into the school ,items like GSM phone, computer games, walk man, electric iron, boiling rings, mufti etc.
HAIR – the students wear very short hair.
             Generally hostel life  help the students to tolerate one another, to be conscious of time, make friends, learn to share things with others, obedience, respect senior and vice versa, manage little pocket money, keep clean, manage space, be independent, adjust to situation ,pray together and be disciplined etc.
 
The school has a resident chaplain that take good care of their moral life. 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.
 
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
7:45 – 8:00am Morning assembly
8:00 – 8:10am Roll calls
8:10 – 2:15pm Classes 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 s)
                        Societies and clubs (Wednesdays)
                        Bible Study (Thursdays)
6:30 – 7:00pm Prayers (daily)
7:00 – 7:30pm Supper
7:30 – 9:30pm Night Prep (Junior)
7:30 – 10:30pm Night Prep (Senior)
9:30 – 10:00pm Inspections and lights out (Junior)
10:30 – 11:00pm Lights out (Senior Students)
 
Beddings
 
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 Girl’s secondary school has a good boarding facilities where students live as homes. the  school has a beautiful two storey building as a hostel, with each floor named after some of the united church women namely
                     Ground floor—obi’s house
                     1st floor—emole’s house
                     2nd floor—mokelu’s house
These women contributed greatly towards the establishment and growth of the school.
The student in the school boarding are assigned to the three floors/houses for effective management, control and supervision. In each of the floors, students have a different colour of day wear, uniform sports shorts with different tops and a common ceremonial wear and school uniform. Boarding mistress, house mistress, school matron are all resident on the compound 
           In the hostel, the students guided by the hostel rules and regulations. The students’ activities are planned and strictly carried out with time schedule.
In the morning rising bell goes at 5.30a.m,every student are expected to wake up for  morning prayers  and have her bath before 6a.m the bell ringer alerts them when is time for a particular activities .between 6a.m and 7a.m,all preparations, morning duty and breakfast must have been completed and ready for the morning assembly. The hostel is locked  and can only be opened till 4p.m for them to have their siesta for 1hour.other activities follow strictly according to time. Defaulters that fail to adhere strictly to time are severely punished by the prefect with the consent of the teachers on duty. Bullying is highly discouraged.
           Inspection of the hostel is carried out every morning inside and outside the hostel the hostel to ensure cleanliness. Water is provided by the school to avoid their going out of the compound and exposure to hazards.
BANNED ITEMS -- in the boarding, the use of certain items that may cause distraction, hazard or abuse of usage are not allowed into the school ,items like GSM phone, computer games, walk man, electric iron, boiling rings, mufti etc.
HAIR – the students wear very short hair.
             Generally hostel life  help the students to tolerate one another, to be conscious of time, make friends, learn to share things with others, obedience, respect senior and vice versa, manage little pocket money, keep clean, manage space, be independent, adjust to situation ,pray together and be disciplined etc.
 
The school has a resident chaplain that take good care of their moral life. 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 and boarders.
Attendance to school (A)  Regularity
 
All Students must be regular at school.
The school must know through the form teacher  if for any reason a student must absent.
 
(ii) punctuality
 
Every students is expected to be at the school compound by 7.30am to attend to morning assembly which starts at 745am.
 
classroom behaviour
 
Classroom are to be swept the previous day after school
Attendance to lesson is compulsory
Eating in the classroom is highly prohibited
Object that bring distraction are disallowed  e.g. computer
Noise making, rudeness/assault are not allowed
Prep is compulsory to every student
 
Cleanliness
 
Every student must keep clean. Hair must be cut .
The compound must not be littered, but must be kept clean even the toilets.
Unsatisfactory appearance attracts punishment.
 
Health
 
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
 
School are to take care of school property.
No indiscriminate plucking of fruits.
No writing on the walls, dining tables or seats, boards etc.
It is an offence for a student to inscribe her name on the school property.
 
Movement
 
No student is allowed beyond the gate during school hours without permission and after school.
Loittering during classes or prep periods attract punishment.
Boarders must have their exit card duly signed before leaving the school premises.
 
 
Bounds
 
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 or suspended.
 
 
Uniforms
 
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
 
Tests, assignments, projects and examinations are compulsory.
Malpractice of any kind on tests, assignments, projects and examinations attracts various punishment.
Stealing
This is strictly prohibited, any student caught will pay back the item or money and also suspended.
 
Withdrawal
 
If a student fails a class twice, she should be advised to withdraw.
There should be no refund of payment if the principal suspends or dismisses a student found guilty.
 
 
 
Societies
 
Every student must belong to Student Christian Movement (SCM) in the school.
Each student must also belong to one of these approved societies in the school:
 
Debating society
Drama club
Press club
Home makers
Jet club
French club
 
Cliques
 
There should be no forming of cliques of any type.
No nicknames
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email mail@ladyibiamschools.com
Website http://www.ladyibiamschool.com
Address LADY IBIAM GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL P.O.BOX 11153 INDEPEDENCE LAYOUT ENUGU, NIGERIA.

 

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