5 private schools within University of Ibadan
Aside from uninterrupted academic calendar, there are several reasons why parents and guardians would prefer to send their wards to private schools in Ibadan and around University of Ibadan (UI) in particular.
Private schools around UI enrich academic opportunities by providing exceptional and challenging educational experiences for their students.
For instance, a comprehensive study on class size made by educational researchers Bruce Biddler and David Berliner in 2002 show that the smaller the class size, the better the average student performs on academic achievement test.
Therefore, there is less fear in the wards and more freedom to speak their minds to their teachers. The schools are built around open communication and makes it priority to involve the parents in their community. These arouse the interest of the children to learn.
The University of Ibadan community in which these private schools are located is a strong sense of pride which often create strong and favorable networking opportunities and the desire for further learning in the higher institutions. The presence of UI is a strong morale for the private schools that operate around it.
These schools are operating under government licenses. It is required by government set rules, their students also spend six years in secondary school.
This means three years in Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) and three years in Senior Secondary Schools (SSS). By the end of JSS, a student has to take the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
After the BECE, successful students enter the SSS. Any SSS curriculum provides three core subjects with two or three optional. Below are some of them:
1. International School of Ibadan
It is situated at the Barth Road of Ibadan. Their website is www.isi.ui.edu.ng. The International School of Ibadan was created as a coeducational institution of the University of Ibadan. It was one of the first private secondary schools in the history of Nigeria.
2. Pathfinder College, Ibadan
The school is located at Samonda, college road, Ibadan. Pathfinder College is an integral part of the community both educationally and socially. The school looks bright and welcoming with a well-equipped science laboratory. Their website is www.pathfindercollegeibadan.com
3. Walbrook College, Ibadan
The school can be found in College Road, near U.I Samonda, Ibadan. It is a government approved private schools and registered with Corporate Affairs Commission. Their website is www.walbrookcollegeng.org
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4. ABI International School, Ibadan
The school is located in 7/10, Arigidi Street, Off Osuntokun Avenue, Bodija Ibadan. ABI International School is a school where high quality teaching method are tailored to meet each child’s personal unique ability. Their website is www.abischoolibadan.com
5. Nickdel College Ibadan (NCI)
It is situated in Akobo area of the city. Licensed in Oct 1993 and it academic work commence in 10 Jan, 1994. It website is www.nickdelschoos.com
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