The goal of St. COLUMBANUS Secondary School, Ikwen to raise the height of academic excellence superlatively is once again acknowledged and commended by the CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT BOARD OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION in the United Kingdom. In a letter and a certificate signed by its Chief Executive, CHRISTINE OZDEN, and addressed to the Principal, REV. FR. DR. EMEM UMOREN, this International body cited the high academic standard and integrity of St. COLUMBANUS and her commitment to the integral formation of the students – which values they also share in Cambridge, as some of the many qualities that have merited St. COLUMBANUS this international recognition as CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL.
Receiving this certificate, the Principal, REV FR. DR. EMEM UMOREN, in company of his Vice Principals, MR. Saviour Akuaibit and Mr. Edwin Udoh, was full of gratitude to God, The Proprietor, Bishop Camillus R. Umoh, the DEC, Staff, Parents and his adorable students for ensuring that St. COLUMBANUS remains FIRST AMONG EQUALS. In a similar letter equally addressed to the Principal by MR. JOHN ALGAR, Cambridge School Approval Manager, UK, St. COLUMBANUS has now gotten FULL APPROVAL to offer:1. Cambridge Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint2. Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)3. Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level (AS/A Level)4. Cambridge Ordinary Level (O Level)Explaining further, the CAMBRIDGE Program Supervisor for SCOSSI, Mr. Saviour Akuaibit; the Program Coordinator, DR. Mike Udoh; The Examination Officers, Mr. Edwin Udoh and Mr. Udeme Etukenyin and the school Bursar, Ms Josephine Inyang welcomed this development as a sure path to enhancing the unique academic excellence professed in the school.
The Principal, Fr. EMEM, also added excitingly that a formidable team of CAMBRIDGE STAFF had already been put in place and will undergo more professional staff development to ensure that all theLucky students of SCOSSI receive full benefits of this program.Apart from other benefits bordering on sponsorship, this new academic status of St. COLUMBANUS promises to facilitate, Admissions and/or exchange program abroad for our students.
As a Cambridge school, SCOSSI will also offer Cambridge curriculum in addition to the Nigerian curriculum. The harmonisation of the curriculum will be done in a unique way as to maximally benefit our students, expose and prepare them for national and international responsibility.It is on record that St. COLUMBANUS is also linked to a sister school, Bishop Mcguiness High School in North Carolina, USA from which it is currently enjoying some scholarships, educational partnership and exchange program. Fr. EMEM, while dedicating all these to God and to the entire school family, promised to work with his team to do more for the benefit of the younger generation who are lucky to pass through SCOSSI.
Presently, the students of this great school, who have been on intensive online classes organised free of charge by the school, during this lockdown, are currently taking their second set of online exams. This is to keep them academically alert as we await official Resumption date to be announced by the government.
Father EMEM uses this opportunity to wish all his students writing the online exams and the Exit class students (SS3 and JS3) currently writing their WASCE and NECO BECE in school, overwhelming success in the exams and beyond. In order to consolidate the gains of studying in a school like St. COLUMBANUS, Fr. EMEM has further advised parents to rush and invest in their children by registering them in St. COLUMBANUS. Admission for the 2020/2021 session is online. Act fast because the vacancies are very limited. Go to www.scossi.sch.ng and register your ward now or call 07037809022 for more information.