Focus On Leading Schools In Abuja: Ade-Ola International School: Centre For Academic Excellence

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Kindergarten  and nursery unit of the school
Kindergarten and nursery unit of the school

By Mutiat Ibrahim
No visitor to Ade-Ola International School (AIS), Kubwa Abuja would fail to notice the beautiful layout and serene environment in which this leading private school and its excellent academic staff in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are carefully moulding the minds of young Nigerians.
Founded as a commercial school on September 6, 1996, with 46 pupils, Ade-Ola International School, has since grown to encompass a kindergarten division, nursery, primary and secondary schools. The junior secondary school was established on September 16, 2006 while the senior secondary school came on stream on September 16, 2009, Mr Ayoola Awoleye, school’s vice principal (academics), told The Dream Daily.
The school premises on Plot D78, Gado-Nasko Road, opposite Phase 2, Site 1 Central Mosque Kubwa, Abuja, is neat, beautiful and conducive for learning. The school’s well-balanced curriculum, sport activities, computer training and moral instructions are delivered by a team of highly motivated and dedicated teachers and management staff.
Mr. Awoyele said: “AIS is a school where children are shaped morally, mentally and spiritually. The school core value is based on child centeredness, respect, integrity, excellence and service. The school motto, “Centre for Academic Excellence” demands a lot in terms of excellent performance on the part of everybody working here.
“We have a wonderful team of teachers who are well groomed, accommodating, friendly, competent, active and qualified professionals. AIS has a culture of healthy students-teachers relationship. Our teaching staff are always enthusiastic in imparting knowledge and morals in the students through weekly quiz competitions, debate sessions, mathematics and spelling competitions and annual inter-house sport competitions.
Mr Desmond Nwadike, who teaches Government at AIS told The Dream Daily: “AIS mission is clear and involves working together as a team to help the children to learn and become self-reliant. The school’s vision includes to be a world-class international school that develops children’s skills, knowledge and characters, which would enables them pursue their dreams and make every child a leader by equipping them with the right skills.”
He added: “AIS also has the vision to be a preeminent, intellectual and creative centre for effective management in the world that is increasingly demanding better designed objects and systems to meet social needs. Here at AIS, we promote the reading and writing culture and teach children how to develop on their own so they are always prepared for any challenges life may throw at them.”
Students of the school performing experiment in the school's laboratory
Students of the school performing experiment in the school’s laboratory

Over the years, students tutored at AIS have produced excellent results in national examination and received scholarships to proceed to higher institutions based on their excellent performance. Mr Awoyele said: “Our secondary school is a reference point in terms of overall performance since its registration with examination bodies like WAEC,NECO and NABTEB. The school’s results have consistently been among the best in Nigeria, which have earned some of our students America International School Scholarship. Our school has also won Macmillan Competition Award and some awards in sport competitions. Also, our primary school students who performed excellently in common entrance have received scholarship into unity, state or gifted children’s schools such as the one in Gwagwalada.
In separate interviews with The Dream Daily, students of Ade-Ola International School spoke glowingly of their school. A Primary III pupil, Abdulzahir Olatunji said: “My school is neat, beautiful and my teachers are qualified and experienced. They are always punctual and maintains a good relationship with us.”
Head Boy, Ibukun Shabi, said: “My school is excellent and we have the best teachers. It is far better than my former school, which is abroad.”
Miss Oluwadunsin Elizabeth Okedeji, Head Girl at AIS stated: “My school is the best with our spacious classrooms, well equipped laboratories and professionals as teachers. Parents who enrol their children in my school are confident that they would graduate with excellent results, including many A’s.”
Another student, Miss. Jadesimi Latifat, said “Ade-Ola International School is the best school. Our teachers are competent, friendly, accommodating and are the best when it comes to inculcating best morals and discipline. AIS has spacious, well-furnished classrooms, well-equipped library and science laboratories for practicals and well maintained school buses that fetch the students from their various homes each morning and return them there safely at the end of all school days.”

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