Royal College is located in Karu Local Government Area Nasarawa State (North Central) Nigeria, (West Africa).Royal College Landmass is about 20 acres.
Located along Zhewun Road on plot numbers 74 – 78, Royal College Road, ZhewunMasaka.
Royal College Masaka
P .O.Box 5888
E – mail: email@example.com
HOURS OF OPERATION:
7.30am – 3:00pm (Mondays to Thursdays)
7.30am – 1:00pm (Fridays)
OUR INTENDING PARENTS
Welcome to Royal College Masaka. We look forward to seeing you and your child. This Prospectus has been written as your guide to our school, and outlines the ways we can work together. We hope you find it helpful.If you would like to know more about the school, please do not hesitate to ask, or if you would like to arrange a visit, please let us know.“Academic attainment and Leadership are the cornerstones of our purpose but are not exclusive. Our mission therefore is committed to and reflects both academic excellence and a well-rounded education”………Rev. J.F.O Olalusi.
Education has taken a swift turn from the parochial and certificate focused stance to application of knowledge for self – fulfillment. This is the whole purpose of 9 – 3- 4 system of education fashioned by the federal Government aimed at inculcating in the citizenry the right type of values, skills and attitude for the survival of the individual and the Nigerian society.
Conscious of the overall philosophy and goals of education in Nigeria, Royal College is established to provide affordable qualitative school education that mould a child of today into a responsible and self – fulfilling adult of tomorrow, competent enough to meet future challenges with ease through the grace of God.
In achieving the above, Royal College has a crop of dedicated and committed academic and non – academic staff who are very happy to guide and nurture the pupils / students to know “the creations, achievements, traditions and ideas of the past which offer purpose in the present and hope for the future”
Moreso, to ensure that we bring out the best in our pupils/students we set achievable target bearing in mind the intelligence quotient of pupils / students. Our minimum target in external examination is 95%.
Royal College is a world class early childhood, Primary and Secondary Educational Institution with determination of raising generation of children ready to face global challenges and to be useful citizens in this rapidly changing world. “Royal College is a choice and not an alternative”.
We in Royal Science Nursery and Primary School with open arms welcome every distinguish parent who sees the need to get a qualitative and sound education for his /her ward. “We belief in the importance of offering your ward a broad and balanced curriculum, augmented by a range of other activities designed to help them discover what they enjoy and are good at”……….Rev Mrs O. Olalusi
ROYAL COLLEGE WHAT WE STAND FOR
Royal College is a Christian School but still admits pupils/ students from other religion background. We provide a conducive environment for learning that ensures self – actualization in all spheres of life.
Apart from academic excellence and strong moral uprightness, our products are highly creative and have original approaches to life. Thus, we aspire all the time to produce well adjusted, educated leaders that can stand tall anywhere and at anytime.
Our values foster empathy, confidence, self-discipline and reliability. Our children learn to respect themselves and care for others. They are encouraged to work hard and to appreciate the work of their fellows. We expect them to be courteous and well-mannered at all times, both to members of staff and other children.
THE FOUNDING VISION
The secondary arm of Royal College was established in October, 2002 with a population of six students by Rev. & Rev. Mrs. J.F.O Olalusi, a generous and passionate lover of children and humanity in general.
The Royal College science Nursery and Primary section was established in September, 2008. The school board of directors from inception 2002 to date is made up of six members.
To rank among the few best producers of private education in Africa
To provide affordable, qualitative school education that moulds a child of today into a responsible and self – fulfilling adult of tomorrow, competent enough to meet future challenges with ease through the grace of God.
OUR CORE VALUES: To show respect for:
God and His word
Those in authority
The learning process
Our bodies & God – given talents
Our school personal property and property of others
National values, love, respect, care and admire our parents.
THE MANAGEMENT / ADMINISTRATION
Royal College Masaka is overseen by two core bodies, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors. The former oversees the realization of the original mission and vision of the school; whilst the latter plays an advisory role to the school administration and helps ensure that the aims and objectives of the Founders of the school are achieved.
The Board of Governors reflects a unique and diverse array of business and educationally experienced men and women. Regular meetings ensure; the ongoing monitoring of progress towards securing achievement of the School Development Plan, longer term planning, as well as general governance issues.
The management / administration of the secondary section is chaired by the chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Managing Director (the proprietor) ably supported by the principal, Vice principal, Human Resources Manager and Departmental heads while the Nursery and Primary School arm is chaired by the proprietress and ably supported by the head teacher, Asst. head teacher and the various class teachers.
We recognise that the key to your child’s success lies strongly in the quality of our staff. That is why we carefully select the most experienced, compassionate and qualified professionals to care for and teach your child.
Staffs across our school are here because educating young children is much more than a job to them – it’s their passion. Their joy stems from providing children with “special moments” that captivate their desire to learn.
“Our teachers are encouraged to demonstrate the same level of care and affection for students as they would do for their own child”
A BLANCED AND UNIQUE CURRICULLUM FOR FUTURE LEADERS
The school embraces the Nigeria Universal Basic Education Policy which stipulates nine years of basic continuous education for all children.
THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (3 months – 5 years)
This was developed to meet the holistic development of all children within the age bracket. The children are encouraged to be independent in their learning so that their unique skills and knowledge can be harvested.
`THE JUNIOR BASIC SCHOOL (6 – 11 Years) Year 1 – 6
Royal Science Nursery and Primary School adheres to the Nigerian Basic Education curriculum as it relates to the elementary school level i.e. year 1 – year 6. However, the school enriches this curriculum with emphasis on literacy, Numeracy, Personal & Social Skill, Knowledge and understanding of the world.
SENIOR BASIC SCHOOL ( 12 – 15 Years) Year 7, 8, 9
This was planned to provide a strong foundation for success for all our students through their senior studies. During their three years in the Senior Basic School students study the fourteen subjects contained in the National Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Basic Technology, Agricultural Science, Computer Science, French, Nigerian Languages, Physical and Health Education, Religion, Business Studies/Home Economics, Cultural and Creative Arts and Civic Education.
In Year 9, Students are entered in the National Examinations; the Basic Education Certificate Examination; BECE; for the award of Junior School Certificate.
THE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (15 – 17 years) Year 10, 11, 12
The curriculum is centered on the Nigerian requirements of the West African Education Council; WAEC; and the National Examination Council; NECO; In addition, our curriculum enriches students to have access to the best worldwide educational opportunities in their future tertiary studies and to become global citizens who make a significant contribution to the lives of others.
This is an integral part of the teaching process. We ensure students are continuously assessed, to give both ongoing feedback; formative assessment; and to provide a score/grade; summative assessment.
At the end of each week students have a mini assessment on the subject matter covered during the week. Students are then given feedback and teachers reteach concepts, as required. Students also have assignments to complete.
There are two major assessments each term; mid-term and end of term. All assessments are recorded and provide a framework for continuous assessment. This allows the school to provide parents with balanced evidence of each child’s progress.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITES
A wide range of diverse activities are available to students on a daily basis (including the weekends) which; inspire, develop additional skills, or, simply allow students to enjoy themselves and have fun. Activities range from sporting, Arts, Music, Service, Leadership and Cultural, Student select activities according to interest and many clubs form the basis of competitive teams who take part in competitions both Nationally and Internationally.
Teachers and house staff enthusiastically offer their time to these activities which they see as complimentary and enriching to the overall curriculum.
A list of sport activities includes as
- Volley ball
- Table Tennis
- And Indoor games like scrabble and chess
While our list for club activities includes:
- Literary & Debating Club
- Young farmers club
- Jets club
- Home makers club
- Bible discovery club
- Press club
- French club
- Drama club
- Computer club
Our pupils/students have enjoyed a number of outings which include visit to places of interest and educational value such as:-
- Radio Station
- Television station
- Government Agencies
- National Assembly
- Children’s Assembly
- Children’s Park, Museum and Zoo
- Idanre Hill
- The National Museum
- Nasarawa State Water Corporation Akwanga
- Private farm sites
FACILITIES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Royal College learning estate offers first class facilities in a spacious and attractive rural setting. A secure campus with all classrooms, specialist rooms, accommodation and sporting facilities set out between large expanses of lawn and tree-lined borders conducive for effective teaching and learning process. The 4.5 stretch hectares of land is divided into 4 basic zones:
Zone A: This covers the classroom area which comprises of 16 blocks of classroom, the Library, the Laboratories and the Computer room lined with the geographical garden and the Science exhibition ground stretched Northwards to the school gate and car park with the Administrative building on the east corner. The colourful and small classroom size provides an exciting environment for learning and opportunity for close personal interaction between teachers and students.
Zone B: This encloses a 1,500 seater capacity event hall for all the school events and activities. The school Event hall is also opened to Individuals and religious bodies. It has spacious car packs and air conditioned hall for guests. For more information please visit the school website on www.royalcollege.sch.ng
Zone C: Royal Science Nursery and Primary school.
- Bright, safe, welcoming, stimulating classrooms
- All classrooms from Reception onwards are equipped with Whiteboards.
- Age appropriate and educational toys, games, and books
- Spacious fenced outdoor playground with swings, slides, sandbox, play-house and more
- indoor play areas and playrooms
- Many puzzles and blocks
- Manipulative toys (Lego, etc)
- Adequate library stocked with books
- Fully equipped I.C.T. Lab
- Dramatic play materials and toys
- And much, much more!
Zone D:The Hostel Area
Royal College Masaka is committed to making sure that our students feel safe, are well cared for and comfortable enough to see the boarding house as home.
- Boys and Girls Hostel
- Dinning Hall
- Football field
- Lawn Tennis court
- The school shop
- Staff Quarters
- And the school farm
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Royal College has contributed immensely to community development in the following area:
- Connection of high tension wire from Masaka Police station to Royal Estate and environs
- Renovation of a culvert in AngwanTivMasaka
- Donation and installation of main gate to Divisional Police Headquarter Masaka
- Donation of 11 KVA transformer to the neighbouring community
- Donation of computer to a public school in Koya
- Award of scholarships to qualified indigenes (also non – indigenes)
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
The school recognizes the efforts of pupils, students, teachers, parents and the host community for their contributions towards the growth and development of the school. This is done during the school’s valedictory service and annual inter – house sports competition.
Over the last 10 YEARS, We have made remarkable achievements.
- 2013, 2nd position winner digitest peers international competition
- 2012, 1st position winner, cowbell mathematics competition, state level.
- 2012, 1st position winner, Macmillian team spirit competition
- 2011, 1st and 3rd Position National Museums essay competition, Senior category
- Outstanding results in the BECE Examinations at theJunior level
- 2012, 98.5% passes in External Examinations for the senior secondary and 2% pass at the senior level. Consistently in 5 years we have maintained a not less than 95% pass for external examinations.
- 2013, Award of Excellence by the National Association of Private Schools for the private school in the state.
Application form, school hand book or a complete information package can be requested on line upon completion of the online request form, the requested information will be sent by post / courier service as the case may be.
Parents / Guardians are allowed to visit their wards on the last Saturday of every month as from 12 noon – 6pm.
Fees are paid into the school accounts or through the use of ATM cards in the school premises. Receipts are collected in the school within the hours of 8am – 3pm at the account’s office. Parents are advised to keep copies of their receipts for record purposes. The school fees cover the following items:
- Boarding (where applicable)
- Uniform / Sport wear
- PTA Levy
- Development Levy
NBI – Parents are billed for additional items when the need arises.
SCHOOLS ACCOUNT NUMBERS
|BANK||ACCOUNT NO.S||PURPOSE OF PAYMENT||CLASS|
|1||ZENITH||Admission Forms, Tuition and Boarding Fees||Senior Secondary|
|2||ECO||Admission Forms, Tuition and Boarding Fees||Junior
|3||SKYE||Admission Forms, Tuition Fees||Early Years
|4||ZENITH||Pocket Money, Uniforms||Junior and Senior Secondary|
|NO CASH PAYMENTS PLEASE EXCEPT THE USE OF ATM CARDS|
We have a qualified Nurse for medical care. A medical practitioner is on twenty four hours call for boarding students. In cases of emergency or hospitalization, arrangements are in place with a reputable private hospital where students receive treatment and parents are notified immediately.
The external gates of the school are manned by trained security personnel with the gates locked and operated from inside the school, except when identified visitors are coming in or going out. A visitor is required to sign in at the gate, and report to reception within the main building. This in no way detracts from the open-door policy of the school.
At the Nursery and Primary School, children are collected from their classrooms at the end of each day and they will only be released to parents or official collectors who show the permission card, who will then sign the collection book. Children will only be taken off-site with prior permission of parents.
Movement of all personnel and vehicle entering or leaving the compound is strictly screened. Moreso, CCTV cameras are strategically placed to complement the efforts of our security men.
We have functional catering service that prepares suitable and delicious meals in line with the school menu table and this is managed by a qualified caterer. The School also supervises the activities of the caterers to ensure that good food producing balanced diets are served.
NO CASH POLICY
No student in the secondary school is expected to have cash at hand while in school. All cash should be paid into Zenith Bank Pocket money account and this will in turn be given to students on a weekly basis to buy whatever they need at the school shop. Balances are transferred to the next term. At the end of the session students are refunded their money in cash if they have balances.
APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION, REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES
Parents wishing their child to sit for Common Entrance must obtain an Application Form from one of our dedicated centres, or directly from the school’s Accounts.
STAGE 1: Make Payments for the stipulated amount into our banks.
Zenith Bank – (For Year 7 -12)
Skye Bank – (For Pry School and Early Years)
STAGE 2: Filling and Submission of the forms before the entrance examination dates. The entrance examination dates are on the flyers.
STAGE 3: Pupils / students are given entrance test and interviews on the following
- Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning
- English Language
- Current Affairs
- General Knowledge
STAGE 4: Within a week candidates that are successful will be notified by e-mail, text messages and phone calls. This will be followed by a formal letter from the Principal Or Head Teacher.
Successful pupils/ students are required to come with the following items:-
- 4 recent passport coloured photograph
- Completed and certified medical report from reputable hospital
- A photocopy of previous class report card and transfer certificate
As a rule, we do not publish candidates’ scores. The second part of the entry procedure is your acceptance of the place, together with a non-refundable deposit. This will be deducted from your child’s First Term’s fees. Then follows an admission pack with all the details of School life – term calendar, uniform lists, and so on. Uniforms are available at the school shop. It is important to book well ahead of resumption.
STAGE 5: It is mandatory for all the new pupils / students to pay hundred percent of the school fees on or before resumption.
- Admission is given into various classes sought for in the Nursery / Primary while it is given to JSS one, two and SSS one in the secondary. Note that the minimum age requirement for admission into JSS one is eleven (11) years.
- All the necessary documents stated above should be submitted to the Principal or the Head teacher before admission into the school.
For Early Years (3 months – 5 years)
- A meeting between Parents/Guardians, child and Head of Pre-School is a pre-requisite for children desiring admission into the Pre-School.
- A child’s place is confirmed upon payment of Tuition and Registration Fees within the deadline stipulated on the admission letter.
FOR JUNIOR BASIC SCHOOL (6 – 12 years) Year 1- 6
- Admission into the Year 1 – 6 commences with an enquiry by a parent/guardian. In the event of a vacancy, a parent/guardian completes an Application Form which sets the stage for an entrance examination.
- A child is placed in class based on his or her performance in the entrance test. Where there is doubt of the child’s performance level, he or she could be placed in class for a trial period not exceeding one academic year
FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (12 – 17 Years)Year 7 – Year 12
- To qualify for admission into the Secondary School, a candidate is expected to have completed six years of primary education, and attained the age of eleven (11) by September 1 in the year for which admission is sought.
- An Entrance Examination and Oral Interview will be conducted for all the candidates while offer of admission will be made to successful candidates only. A child’s place is confirmed upon payment of the minimum deposit within the deadline stipulated in the admission Letter.
PASTORAL CARE AND COUNCELLING
Royal College has a holistic approach towards the spiritual and moral well – being of its pupils / students. A timely morning devotional guide manual is distributed to every pupil/student.
As stand in parents, we are fully committed to building meaningful relationships with our students as a group and individually by adopting a family environment. We teach them to be responsible and also lay foundational family moral values such as discipline, courtesy, diligence, integrity etc
We observe three days fasting and prayer at the beginning of every term. Children are loved, well cared for and properly supported prayerfully.
PARENTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (PTA)
The school has a vibrant P.T.A body which maintains a cordial relationship between the school Management. The school has a functional P.TA body which holds its meeting once in a term. Observations and Issues of Concerns are raised at the meetings.
- To give parents, governors of the school board and teachers, an informal opportunity to discuss issues that affect the education and welfare of the children.
- To support the school in its corporate objective to provide education of the best affordable standard.
- To raise funds for special projects as required.
Every person whose child or ward is a pupil of Atlantic Hall automatically becomes a member of the PTA upon enrolment of such child or ward in the school register.
For more information please download a copy of the P.T.A constitution on the school’s website www.royalcollege.sch.ng
BOARDING SCHOOL INFORMATION
We as care givers are duty bound to ensure that utmost care is given at all times and this is done by giving our students a sense of family life. We are committed to caring for the students with a strong passion for helping and developing each child to realize their full potentials. Our duties go beyond the wake up call at 5:30am on weekdays and 7:00am on week ends\ public holidays, getting them prepared for breakfast at 7:00am and then school. We ensure that they learn basic domestic routines by laying their beds, sweeping the floors and generally cleaning the rooms before leaving the hostel. Their spiritual needs are met through morning and evening devotion in the hostels on a daily basis, regular Christian or Muslim fellowships on Fridays and religious services on Sundays.
Our time table is as follows:
|Activities||Mondays – Wednesdays||Thursday||Friday|
|2||Morning Devotion||5:10 – 5:25am||5:10 – 5:25am||5:10 – 5:25am|
|3||Morning Duties||5:30 – 6am||5:30 – 6am||5:30 – 6am|
|4||Bath/ general preparation for classes||6 – 6:15am||6 – 6:15am||6 – 6:15am|
|5||Morning prep/ classes||6:30 – 7:20am||6:30 – 7:20am||6:30 – 7:20am|
|6||Cleaning of the surrounding||7:20 – 7:30am||7:20 – 7:30am||7:20 – 7:30am|
|7||Assembly||7:30 – 7:55am||7:30 – 7:55am||7:30 – 7:55am|
|8||Breakfast||9:20 – 9:50am||9:20 – 9:50am||9:20 – 9:50am|
|9||School hours||8:00 – 2:00pm||8:00 – 2:00pm||8:00 – 12.40pm|
|10||Lunch||2:00 – 2:30pm||2:00 – 2:30pm||1:00- 1:30pm|
|11||Siesta||2:45 – 3:40pm||2:45 – 3:40pm||1:45 – 2:30pm|
|12||Lesson/ Games||4 – 5:00pm||4 – 5:00pm||4:30pm – 6:00pm|
|13||Washing & Ironing/ Church||5 – 6:30pm||5:10 – 6:30pm|
|14||Dinner||6:30pm – 7pm||6:30pm – 7:pm||6:30pm – 7:00pm|
|15||Night Prep||7:00pm – 8:50pm||7:00pm – 8:50pm||7:00pm – 8:50pm|
|16||Night Prayer||8:50pm –9:00pm||8:50pm –9:00pm||8:50pm –9:00pm|
|17||Bed time||9:15pm –9:30pm||9:15pm –9:30pm||9:15pm –9:30pm|