Education needs to be geared to meet the needs of the child. It is to be child-centred so as to promote not only cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains of skills but also meant for physical, moral, language, social and emotional aspects of the child’s life.
Ray Jacobs Primary School programme, therefore, encompasses all Nigerian Primary Schools’ subjects including computer appreciation and application, French language, Moral instruction and club activities.
The school has since inception grown in prominence by vision, quality of programmes and dove-tailed syllabus.
The primary section has options for Day pupils, who come to school from home daily and Boarding facilities for boarders.
The school adopts three-term system for each academic year, thus
FIRST TERM: SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER
SECOND TERM: JANUARY – APRIL
THIRD TERM: MAY – JULY
SCHOOL ACADEMIC YEARS
The school year consists of 185 instructional days. These are divided into three (3) terms, with
13 weeks (65 days) in the first term
12 weeks (60 days) in the 2nd term
12 weeks (60 days) in the 3rd term
The length of the instructional day for study is not less than seven (7) hours including intermissions and recessions.
The teacher’s daily duty schedules are based on a eight (8) hours work day.
The school’s academic year is divided into three (3) terms
1st Term runs between September and December
2nd Term runs between January and April
3rd Term runs between April and July
Each school day has two sessions – Morning Session; Evening Session
ASSEMBLY: 7:35am – 8:00am
DISMISSAL: 1:30pm for Junior Primary classes
2:00pm for Senior Primary classes
1:35pm – 2: 00pm for Junior Primary classes
2:05pm – 2: 30pm for Senior Primary classes
SIESTA TIME: 2:30pm – 3: 30pm for all pupils
OPENING – 3:30pm
DISMISSAL – 5:00pm
Continuous assessment system is adopted. The pupils are assessed severally within the term. At the end of the third term a single examination which samples the universe of the entire contents covered from the beginning to the end of the academic year is conducted.
For a decision to be made in respect of every child all the within-the-term assessment results and the single examination result conducted at the end of the year are computed and decision is made thereafter. This method helps us to determine pupils who are to move to new learning tasks in higher classes and those who are to remain in the same class for more remedial courses.