MARGARET LENNON DAYCARE/NURSERY/PRIMARY SCHOOL,

IKARE – AKOKO ONDO STATE, NIGERIA.

HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL IN BRIEF AS AT 2012

The school was founded by Akoko Diocese but particularly by the women organization under the able leadership of Mama A.K. Olowokure on 5th of February, 1990.

The School Objectives are:- The main objectives are (a) To catch the children young for Christ (b) To give the children a sound moral and academic foundation that will prepare them for life.
 Management:-  There was a board of governors constituted by the Diocesan Bishop which together with the bishop’s wife, run the school. But the Board was dissolved by the present Proprietress, Mrs. S.A Akinbiyi, and since then the school has been taken over directly by the
women organization of Akoko Anglican diocesan under the supervision of the proprietress.
 Past Head Teachers:- The following people had been appointed at various times as the head teacher of the school.
a   Mrs. Alla F.O. was the first head teacher of the school.
b   Mrs. Ogundana.
c   Mrs. E.B. Omotunase, she resigned her appointment in 1995.
d   Mr. S.A. Ayodele from 2-01-1995 to 10-09-1995.
e   Mrs. E.B. Omotunase was re-employed again on 11-9-1995
to 24-04-1998.
f    Mr. E. A. Adeyemi from 29-4-1998 to 15-06-2000
g    Revd. F. Wuyi Olisa form 16-06-2000 to 14-07-2003
h    Revd. Canon J.B.T. Ajayi assisted by Revd. Dele Olorunkoya
15-08-2003 to 12-01-2005        \
i     Revd. Canon J.O. Olusakin assisted by Revd. Dele Olorunkoya
13-01- 2005 to12-01-2005
j    Mrs. J.B.  Ogunleye from 7th February, 2007 to 2nd of February, 2008
k    Mr. Solomon Akinwumi from 2nd February 2008 up to date.
FINANCE:-Initially, the school was financed by the Diocese women  and from grant from the Diocese. For some times now nothing has been coming from these sources. The school depends on the school fees and other revenues it can generate internally.

STAFFING:- There are 16(sixteen) members of Academic Staff including the Head teacher and 7(seven) non Academic Staff at present.

ACHIEVEMENTS
1. High Academic performance of the Pupils.
2. Modern infrastructure with conducive environment for learning.
3. Well equipped Day care department, spacious and modern recreation ground for the pupil.
4. Salary increment of the staff of the school.
5. Increase in Population of the Pupils.
6. Availability of facilities such as computer systems (5 computer sets), Television set for K.G., Photocopying machine, Generator, and costumes for entertainment.
ENROLMENT:- The number of pupils on Roll is as follow.

S/N CLASS BOYS GIRLS TOTAL
1. K.G. 17 22 39
2. NURSERY 1 27 28 55
3. NURSERY 2 31 24 55
4. NURSERY 3 21 21 42
5. PRY. 1 19 21 40
6 PRY. 2 22 22 44
7. PRY.3 18 15 33
8 PRY 4 23 15 38
9 PRY 5 15 14 29

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

  1.  Normal academic work
  2.  Sport
  3.  End of the session activities:-Matriculation and Graduation.
  4.  Annual Harvest Thanksgiving and Carol service
  5.  Debates and Quiz competitions

FACILITIES ENJOYED BY THE STAFF
(a)   Credit facilities up to N20,000 without interest refundable within
12months
(b)   Money realized form afternoon lessons Monday to Thursday is
shared between the staff who take 2/3 and the school management
takes 1/3 at the end of the term.
( c)   Money realized from extra – curricular activities like Graduation ,
Harvest /Carol services, Sport meeting ,e.t.c. is shared among the
staff who take ¼ (25%) and ¾ (75%) goes to the school management
after deducting the expenditure.
(d)   Salary of staff are paid as at when due including the holidays.

PROBLEMS
(1)   Lack of full- co-operation from churches, especially those in Ikare    town.
(2)   Because of the economic situation in the country, parents find it difficult to pay the school                       fees of their Children/Wards as at when due.
CONCESSION
The Clergymen pay Half Tuition for their Children or wards. Parents with up to three Children in the school pay half tuition of the third child.
 THE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.
There are three available buses that ply various towns and villages in Akoko to convey pupils from their respective destination to the school. The towns and villages include: (1) Ajegunle Oka (2) Supare Akoko (3) Akungba Akoko (4) Oyin Akoko (5) Ikaram Akoko (6) Erusu Akoko (7) Arigidi Akoko (8) Ikare Akoko

THE RUNNING SYSTEM OF THE SCHOOL
The School runs its academic system from Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 3:00pm and between 7:30am to 1:00pm on Fridays. The School always comply with the policy of the government by observing every giving holidays.

SUBJECTS OFFER IN THE SCHOOL
Various subjects are offered by the pupils from KG to primary five under the supervision of the Headteacher. These include:
1.English Language
2. Mathematics
3.Bible Knowledge
4.Poems
5.General Paper
6.Elementary Science
7.Handwriting
8.Creative Art
9.Civil Education
10.Yoruba Language
11.French
12.Home Economics
13.Computer Science
14.Social Studies
15.Primary Science
16.Agric. Science
17.Physical Education
18.Health Education
19.Fine Art
20.Verbal Reasoning
21.Quantitative Reasoning

EXERNAL EXAMINATION
The School takes part in the regular examination conducted by the Ministry of Education, including the primary School leaving Certificate Examination, Federal Government Entrance Examination and the Unity secondary School Entrance Examination.

PARENTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (P.T.A.)
This is a body constituted by the school management to see to the affairs of the school in conjunction with the parents. The body is governed by some executives which include chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, treasurer and coordinators for each route.

SCHOOL ANTHEMS
The school anthems are of two verses. This was composed by the founding proprietress, Mrs. A.K. Olowokure immediately the school was established.
VERSE 1:  Let all Margaret Lennon scholars,
Stand and praise the Lord our God,
Staff and Parents, who had labored,
Lift up your heart and rejoice.
CHORUS:  Forward ever is our Anthem,
Fight as saints who nobly taught
For Christ and knowledge of his Truth,
Give us Grace and Peace, oh Lord.
VERSE 2:  God of Grace and lord of Mercy
Let us to thy Glory live
Lord thy life of all things living
Guide us to our live we pray.
CHORUS:  Forward ever is our Anthem,
Fight as saints who nobly taught
For Christ and knowledge of his Truth,
Give us Grace and Peace, oh Lord

 

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