SECOND HALF TERM 2016/2017 NEWSLETTER
NEWSLETTER TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS
END OF SECOND HALF TERM 2016/2017
Thursday, 16 February 2017
We thank the Almighty for the grace to conclude the half-term. We also thank all parents for your continued patronage of our services.
Half Term Package
Included in the package given to each student, are the following:
i. Stint report
ii. The newsletter
Honours: Malomo-Nejo Award
On Monday, 30 January 2017, the following students received the 2017 Malomo-Nejo Award for their outstanding academic achievement last session which saw them led their various classes:
JS1 - ONAJIDE Olumide
JS2 - OLATUNJI Toluwanimi
JS3 - OLORUNNISOLA Oluwatimileyin
SS1 - OKERENTUGBA Daniel
SS2 - OYEWO Anjolaoluwa Mercy
SS3 - OGUNLADE Babanifemi
The award attracted a plaque, certificate and the sum of ₦20,000. Present at the award ceremony were members of the school management, representatives of the Malomo-Nejo families, parents and guests of the awardees, staff and students.
Application for admission into JS1 in the 2017/18 session
This is to inform parents that the sale of entrance application forms for admission into JS1 in the 2017/18 academic session commenced on Monday, 19 December 2016 and shall close on Saturday, 8 April 2017.
Interested parents are advised to visit any branch of First Bank (Nig.) PLC for payment and application details. Payment can also be made through the Interswitch platform at www.isi.ui.edu.ng Kindly be availed of the following details:
Application fee: ₦7,500
Examination date: Saturday, 8 April 2016
Closing date: Saturday, 8 April 2016
Examination venues: Ibadan Venue: Distance Learning CBT Centre, Ajibode-Sasa Road,
Off UI-Ojoo Road, Ibadan
Lagos Venue: Speedwriting House, 16 Ajanaku Street,
Off Salvation Army Bus Stop, Awuse Estate, Opebi, Ikeja
Time: 9.00 am
Past Questions & Answers: Hardcopies of past questions and answers are available in the school for interested candidates at ₦1,000 only
Further enquiries can be made by calling Mr. E.O. Ogundoro on 08060226663
JS3 & SS3 Students
All JS3 and SS3 students are expected to have made full payment of requisite fees at the beginning of the academic session, as a matter of school policy. Any JS3/SS3 student who is indebted to the school shall not be presented for any external examination.
On the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), the SS3 students have been advised, as directed by NECO, that a minimum of 9 subjects and maximum of 10 will be offered. These include English Studies, Mathematics, one Nigerian Language, Basic Science & Technology, Pre-Vocational Studies, Religious & National Values Education, Cultural & Creative Arts, Business Studies, French, Arabic.
Management held a meeting with all SS2 students in the course of the term to address the issue of subject selection. The students have been instructed not to drop any subject until after the Mock Examination in SS3 next year. However, we have had one-on-one counselling sessions with them regarding their desired course of study in the University vis-à-vis subjects offered and UTME subjects that will be written. We advise parents not to instruct them to drop any subject(s) as against the school directive, please. Parents are advised to seek further clarification(s) and advice on the above from the Principal, please.
It was also announced at that meeting that the school will henceforth be registering the SS2 students for the GCE examinations. Details of this arrangement will be communicated to concerned students and their parents when the sale of forms commences.
Parents of the SS3 students were invited to school on Friday, 3 February 2017 for an update meeting on the performances of their children.
Payment of school fees
We appreciate parents who have paid up their childen’s school fees and encourage those who have not, to make efforts to pay up. Fees defaulters will not be allowed passage into the school premises on school resumption, after the mid-term break. We also advise parents/guardians to write the name of the child on the bank teller, as depositor, and not the name of the parent/guardian or emissary, please. This is because school records only recognize student’s names.
As discussed at the last PTA meeting, a new payment solution via student portal is in the process of being deployed for the use of interested parents. Payment of school fees can now be done by visiting our website at www.isi.ui.edu.ng This will be operational at the end of this second term.
Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme
The Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme is on course. Admission is available for candidates with a minimum of five combinable ‘O’ Level credits (including English Language and Mathematics) and a minimum of C6 in each of the candidate’s combinable subjects. Applications for October /November 2017 admission are at present being processed. For more details, please contact F. O. Oluwatope on 08060226663, 07062382244
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Registration for the May/June 2017 is still on, for interested SS2 and SS3 students.
The SAT classes are available for students who are interested in studying in the USA. SAT 1 is English Language and Mathematics. Interested parents can contact Mr. O. Ogunwande on 08038560040 for further details.
The School Promotion Criteria
SS classes: 5 credits including English Language and Mathematics
JS classes: 7 credits including English Language and Mathematics
Parents/Guardians are advised to continually charge their children/wards to strive towards meeting up with these criteria so as to earn promotion to the next class. New students are particularly advised to note this.
Late-coming to school by day students
In spite of the continuous sensitization against late-coming, a significant proportion of our day students still come late to school. This issue was discussed at the last PTA congress meeting which held in the school on Saturday, 19 November 2016. It was unanimously agreed that latecomers be sent back home. The school may drop such latecomers at home but the parents will be charged, accordingly. For noting, latecomers are students who arrive school after 8.00am. However, they will be given a 30minute period of grace while those who arrive after 8.30am will be sent back home.
Swimming and Taekwondo Lessons
Swimming training commenced in January for registered students. It holds every Wednesday at the University Swimming Pool under the tutelage of a swimming coach. Taekwondo training also commenced in January. It holds every Thursday between 2.00 and 3.00pm. Parents who desire their children to join any of these still, are to pay a sum of ₦15,000 for swimming and ₦5,000 for Taekwondo into First Bank Account No. 2017816821 and present teller in the school.
Students’ Dress Code (School uniform and shoes, housewears for boarders)
Many of our students still dress shabbily to school. We advise parents to check them very well before they leave for school. We shall continue to send such students home (if day students) and disallow from attending classes (if boarding) until they conform with the acceptable dress-code.
Kindly check past editions of our Newsletters to see dress-code specifications.
Improving communication with parents
The school has created customized e-mail addresses for all parents to strengthen communication between the school and the parents. We hereby advise parents to collect same from the school, as follows:
JS1 – 3 are to collect from the office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
SS1 – 2 are to collect from the office of the Vice Principal
With heavy hearts, we announce the death, on Sunday, 12 February 2017, of Otunla Teninlanimi, a JS1H student. We commiserate with the family and pray that may his soul find rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Thursday, 16 February, 2017: School closes for the Mid-Term Break
Sunday, 19 & Monday, 20 February, 2017: Boarders resume into the hostels
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017: Classes resume
PTA Congress Meeting: Saturday, 18 March 2017
Monday, 20 - Friday, 31 March, 2017: Second Term Examination
Friday, 7 April, 2017: School Vacates
Saturday, 8 April – Sunday, 30 April 2017: 3week period of vacation
Sunday, 30 April & Monday, 1 May, 2017: Boarders check into the hostels
Tuesday, 2 May 2017: School resumes for the Third Term 2016/2017 Academic Session
Dr. M.B. Malik