Redemption academy is a boarding co-educational secondary school with a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the objectives of the national policy on education, using a Christian philosophy. Its mission is to raise competent, confident youths with godly character who have the passion for excellence. The school comprises of the junior and senior secondary levels. It took off in the 2004/2005 academic year with JSS ONE. The junior secondary is pre-vocational and teaches all the basic subjects which will enable students to acquire further knowledge and develop appropriate skills.
Redemption Academy is owned, financed and run by the Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship in partnership with other Christian shareholders who identify with the goals and objectives of the school and also accept the conditions of the partnership.
The Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian group with membership made up of graduates of post- secondary institutions drawn from various Christian Churches and organizations. The Fellowship, which has chapters all over Nigeria, was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1984. Uyo Chapter started in 1981.
ORIGIN OF REDEMPTION ACADEMY
The Fellowship considers it part of its mandate, under God, to promote academic excellence and at the same time inculcate the much-needed Christian character in our youths. To this end, and being more disturbed by the falling standard of education in general and the inability of many school leavers in Akwa Ibom State to meet the requirement for admission into Universities in particular, the Fellowship decided to establish an educational outfit called NICHRAFE Educational Services, which was registered in 1996. Since then, the NICHRAFE Educational Services has been mounting long vacation classes for students preparing for the school certificate examinations and in 2001 added special JAMB examinations classes, known as JAMB Clinic. Due to the good quality of education the students received and the outstanding performances they recorded in their internal and external examinations, a lot of pressure came from the public for the Fellowship to start a full-fledged secondary school where the youths can benefit from our services on a more permanent basis. Even though this was already on our plan as one of the phases of the entire programme, we needed to keep praying to receive a go-ahead from God. By the end of 2000 we received a definite clearance to proceed with the establishment of the school, confirmed by the easy acquisition of land in Obio Etoi village. Work commenced immediately and in June 2004, a joint team from the Ministries of Education, Lands and Housing as well as environmental Health inspected the facility and gave approval for the school to take off in the 2004/2005 session. Other approvals we needed came successively and the school took off on 2nd October 2004.
Small class size
Our small class size allows adequate attention to the individual needs of each student and guarantees maximum interaction between the students and teachers.
Our students are tested at two levels: The Continuous and the Terminal:
The continuous testing system is divided into
The class work: This is assessed and graded with a total of 5 points. The teacher may select the best five of the total class activities of the term and compute all over 5.
Chapter test: This is an assessment at the completion of a unit of studies. Five of such at the end of the term is computed over 5.
Home Work: The take-home assignments are assessed. Again five of these are computed over 5.
The Three-weekly Test: This is another very important assessment. in the course of the term. Three of these are administered with 5 points for each and 15 points as the total.
The Project: The term’s project on every subject is given at the beginning of the term and learners work on them gradually. The aim is to complete and turn every one of them in to the respective teachers two or three weeks before the terminal examination. Every child’s work is supervised by the teacher at intervals. The total score is 10. No child who worked consistently should score below 7 because the project is to bring out the best in the child on the subject.