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Capital Science Academy, Kuje

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Address: Dafara Road, Kuje Close To Hal Farm

Gender: Boys and girls

Religion: Mixed Religion

About Capital Science Academy, Kuje

ABOUT CAPITAL SCIENCE ACADEMY (CSA)
Capital Science Academy is a co-educational boarding school for approximately 900 students from the ages of 10 - 16. We offer the Nigerian Curriculum, as well as an option for those students who qualify to study in addition for GCSE examinations.

Thus we ensure that we open up a range of post-16 pathways for our students, whether those be to schools overseas or to the best opportunities here in Nigeria. Capital Science Academy enjoys a number of close relationships with post-16 providers, and more are being developed all the time.

We have enjoyed considerable continuity of leadership since our foundation and a high level of stability in our teaching staff over the years, and this has enabled the School to grow and develop carefully and in sympathy always with what has gone before. We have quite a number of our Pioneer Staff still with us, and their presence helps us to ensure that our past informs our present and contributes to the way in which we plan for our future.

Our beautiful campus affords us more than enough space to have separate and distinct academic and residential areas, as well as a range of buildings, each serving its own purpose. These are described in more detail under 'Grounds and Facilities'.

WHY CHOOSE CSA?
Over the years since its inception in 2003, Capital Science Academy has established and consolidated its reputation for helping students to obtain excellent academic results which enable them to move on to further and higher education both here in Nigeria and overseas if they wish. Our early Alumni are now well-established and progressing in their careers, whilst later ones are either going through, or have recently finished, their university education. When they come back to see us, as they frequently do, universally they pay tribute to the strong work-ethic which CSA inspired in them and to the way in which the school helped them to find and develop their skills and talents and to grow and mature as individuals.

The confident young professionals who return to visit their alma mater are a delight to meet as well as a tribute and testament to the excellent work of Capital Science Academy.

Basic Information

Founded: 2003

Address: Dafara Road, Kuje Close To Hal Farm

LGA: Kuje , TOWN/CITY: Kuje , STATE: Abuja

Category: Nursery / Primary School, SAT/TOEFL/IELTS/GMAT, Secondary,

Ownership: Private

Gender: Boys and girls

Religion: Mixed Religion

Facility: Boarding and Day

info@capitalscience.org

http://www.capitalscience.org

School Manangement System:
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+234 809 649 6475 , +234 803 596 1720

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Our Mission Statement

To develop enlightened and passionate global citizens of integrity, tolerance and industry who are equipped to make a positive impact on the world.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Capital Science Academy is by competitive entrance test for all students. The normal point of entry is into Junior Secondary 1 (JS1) at age 10+, but admission is possible to classes further up the school. Each year, between January and April, we hold a number of admission examination sessions on Saturdays at centres across Nigeria. Details will be published on our website from November. Additional sessions take place at the school on set days, details of which can be obtained from the Public Relations Officer.

Candidates for entry to Junior Secondary classes are examined in English Language, Mathematics and Reasoning, and for Senior School classes in English Language, Mathematics and Science. In addition, candidates for entry to Senior School Classes undergo an interview, to assist in achieving the best subject placement.

Our Admission forms can be obtained from any of our Exam centres and selected Banks on payment of N10,000 or download form on our website.

Applicants will require:

4 passport Photographs
Copy of Birth Certificate
Last two reports from current school
Letter of Medical Fitness

Further information is available from the School Public Relations Officer on +234 (0)809 649 6475.

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Awards & Achievements

African Achievers Award UK.
FCAA Awards for best performing School
NADVA Awards for best performing school
CSA'S SAYO EMERGED OVERALL 1ST IN SPACE CENTER'S SENIOR CATEGORY AMBASSADORSHIP INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ COMPETITION

Curriculum

An important academic goal of Capital Science Academy is to provide a holistic educational experience for our students. Towards this end, we are continuously looking for ways to improve the quality of learning at our school.

The curriculum is centred on the Nigerian requirements of the West African Examination Council; WAEC and the National Examination Council; NECO; enriched with an International curriculum; the Cambridge / Edexcel General Certificate of Secondary Education; IGCSE, JAMB, French DELF, SAT and IELTS.

In addition, our curriculum enriches the students' life through quality pastoral care and mentoring programmes, sporting activities and clubs, as well as providing for their social and spiritual needs.

We endeavour to prepare all our students to have access to the best worldwide educational opportunities in their future tertiary studies and to become global citizens who make a significant contribution to the lives of others.

1. SCHOOL ASSESSMENT
Assessment is an integral part of the teaching process at Capital Science Academy. We ensure students are continuously assessed, to give both ongoing feedback; formative assessment; and to provide a score/grade; summative assessment.

At the end of each week, students have a mini assessment on the subject matter covered during the week. Students are then given feedback and teachers re-teach concepts, as required. Students also have assignments to complete.

There are two major assessments each term; mid-term and end-of-term. All assessments are recorded and they provide a framework for continuous assessment. This allows the school to provide parents with balanced evidence of each child's progress.

2. STUDENT SUPPORT
Students, who are identified in need of extra assistance, join a programme of support after regular classes, for 3 days each week. Support classes have a low teacher to student ratio and are tailored to meet the needs of the individual student. Teachers guide their students through the process of self-assessment and target-setting. Regular reviews take place between the teacher and everyone.

3. EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS
WAEC / NECO / IGCSE
Because Capital Science Academy is committed to offering our students the best educational opportunities both Nationally and Internationally, we offer all students in the Senior Secondary School the opportunity to prepare and enter for three examinations: WAEC, NECO and / Edexcel IGCSE

IGCSE; International General Certificate for Secondary Education; is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 - 16+ year olds. Based on the best practice in the UK, IGCSE equips students with the specific subject knowledge, as well as with problem solving and critical thinking skills, and the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. The qualification is recognized by universities worldwide.

JAMB Examination
All Students in SS3 are registered by the school, in the JAMB examination; Joint Admissions and Matriculation Boards. This is a Nigeria's unified examination used for acceptance into tertiary level institutions.

SAT / IELTS / French DELF
As access to places in overseas universities is very competitive, at Capital Science Academy we counsel our students and provide courses to prepare them to obtain additional internationally recognized certifications.

SAT - a standardized test for college and university entry, which gives further evidence of a student's capabilities.
IELTS - International English Language Testing System - an English proficiency test
French DELF - The Diplome d'etudes en langue francaise - a Diploma in French Studies.

Features and Amenities

Capital Science Academy enjoys a spacious, secluded campus just under an hour drive from Abuja. We have fifty hectares of land in deep and beautiful countryside, a location which provides the perfect setting for our boys and girls to focus on their academic studies during work time and to let off steam, participate in the extra-curricular programme, or just relax, away from the classrooms, in their 'down time'.

The School has two principal teaching blocks, one each for Junior and Senior Schools, as well as a number of subsidiary teaching areas. There are eight Science laboratories, three ICT suites, a Media Centre, a well-stocked Library which opens seven days a week, and facilities for Home Economics, Art and Music. There is also a very large Examination Hall.

The Girls' and Boys' Hostels are at opposite corners of the campus, each in its own distinct area incorporating additional indoor and outdoor recreational and relaxation space. Security Guards are detailed to each of the five hostel blocks.

In addition to the academic and residential facilities, there is a large Multi-Purpose Hall, which is used for dining, assemblies, visiting speakers and major school events. A fully-equipped Medical Centre staffed by a doctor and a team of five qualified nurses ensures that students can be tested and treated on-site in the event of accident or ill-health. There is a Mosque and also a Chapel, a Laundry and a tranquil Tenth Anniversary Garden. Hydration stations are provided throughout the campus. We also have football pitches, a four-hundred metre running track, tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool.

There are also four Coaster buses, two 12-seater minibuses and an emergency ambulance.

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES
In order to provide a balanced life for students during their stay in CSA, we employ the holistic approach by making sure there is a variety of activities to complement the academics. The activities are fashioned with the aim of promoting team work, self-reliance, creativity, communal living and unity in diversity among the students. Students take responsibility for most of the events from the planning to execution stage.

The activities are categorized into:
Weekly Events - weekend social events, clubs and societies, MSS and FCS, hostel Inspection.
Yearly Events - inter-house Sport, STEAM Fair, All Around the World, Cultural Day, Self-cook, SS2 Leadership Training, Fun Fair, Inter school debate.

Subjects

THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
Our Junior School curriculum has been planned to provide a strong foundation for success for all our students through to their senior studies.

During their three years in the Junior Secondary School, students study the following subjects contained in the National Curriculum: English studies, Mathematics, Basic Science and Technology (Basic Science, Basic Technology, Information Technology and Physical and Health Education), Business Studies, French, Nigerian Language, Pre-Vocational (Home Economics, Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship), Religious Studies (Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Religious Studies), National Values (Social Studies, Civic Education and Security Education), Cultural and Creative Arts and Arabic (optional)

There is continuing support through all the students' years at Capital Science Academy, on a curriculum enriched with Information Communication Technology, Literacy and Numeracy, Health Education, Enterprise Skills, Problem Solving Skills and Study Skills

In JS3 students are entered in the Junior National Examinations; the Basic Education Certificate Examination; BECE; for the award of the Junior School Certificate.

A student is expected to sit for a minimum of ten(10) subjects and a maximum of eleven(11).

A student is considered to have passed the BECE if he/she passes six (6) subjects including English and Mathematics.

THE SENIOR SCHOOL
In the Senior School, we believe in developing 21st century leaders by providing a well-balanced education. We believe also that the learning process is a continuous activity which occurs throughout the life time of an individual; this should therefore encourage global critical thinkers who will explore and experiment within and outside the walls of a classroom.

Admission into Senior School
Before the students are admitted to the Senior Secondary School, a number of career talks are given to them whilst they are in JS 3. Usually, a team of professionals is brought in to encourage the students and guide them in the professions available to them. Admission is also possible for transfer students but not without an entrance examination plus a brief interview of the candidate and the parent.

Strands in CSA Senior School
Though a science school with eight well equipped Science Laboratories, well trained teachers and Laboratory Technologists with vast experience, CSA has provision for about 15% Social Science and 15% Arts students.

The following are the strands available for respective career paths.

S/N Science Arts Social Science
1 English Language English Language English Language
2 Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
3 Civic Education Civic Education Civic Education
4 Economics Economics Economics
5 Biology History Commerce
6 Chemistry Literature in English Geography
7 Physics Religion Accounts
8 Trade and Entrepreneurship Trade and Entrepreneurship Trade and Entrepreneurship
9 Elective 1 Elective 1 Elective 1
10 Elective 2 Elective 2 Elective 2

Academic Clinics/Support
In the Senior School, we ensure that all learning abilities are catered for, including the provision of small-group teaching and out-of-class support for students finding difficulties with any of the subjects leading to their chosen career paths. A small number of students each year are provided with Individual Educational Plan (IEP). These students meet periodically with senior academic staff, to discuss and devise strategies to help such students to achieve at the highest level possible in their subjects.

ir external examinations. This programme commences as soon as they enter SS3. WAEC Examiners in every subject are invited to work with the SS3 students with a 'fine comb' to ensure strict compliance to the External Examination Ethics. Over the years, this has proved to be very effective. 2nd term holiday for the SS3s is always not available for the students because an extension programme is usually arranged to further support their academic studies and examination preparation. Examinations in CSA.

Internal examinations are made to be of the WAEC standard, whether as practical or theory papers. External Examinatons: As a Nigerian School with International interest the Senior School prepares students for: WAEC, NECO, JAMB, SAT, IGCSE, IELTS. The results to date have been remarkable.

Key Officers

STEPHEN A. ROBINSON B.ED. (HONS)

Designation: PRINCIPAL / CEO
Mr Robinson grew up in the south-east of England, the son and grandson of teachers. He attended a traditional English boarding preparatory school until the age of thirteen, and his secondary education took place at The King's School, Worcester, on the banks of the River Severn and in the shadow of the ancient and beautiful Worcester Cathedral. Confident that teaching was his life's calling, Mr Robinson then embarked upon a four-year Bachelor of Education degree, with Honours, which he obtained in 1982.

Mr Robinson's first teaching post was at the historic King's School, Canterbury, where he spent seven years as a resident master before moving, in 1989, to a post as Head of English and Boarding Housemaster at The Downs School, Colwall, now part of Malvern College. In 1994, Mr Robinson embarked upon a three-year appointment in a commercial environment, before returning to the world of education for his first Headship in September 1997

In the nineteen years since then, Mr Robinson has been Head of four different schools and colleges, these being: The Mount School, Bromsgrove, England (1997 - 2002); Bromsgrove International School, Bangkok, Thailand (2002 - 2005); The Regent School, Abuja, Nigeria 2005 - 2013; Abbey (GCSE and Sixth Form) College, Birmingham, England (2013 - 2015).

Of his return to Nigeria to lead Capital Science Academy, Mr Robinson comments: "Capital Science Academy is a school I have known for over a decade now, and the opportunity to be its Principal and to play a part in shaping its future is a very exciting one. I am looking forward to working with the whole Capital Science Academy community to ensure that the school, its staff and its students are supported to be always the very best that they can be"


MALLAM ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR

Designation: DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
Mal Abdullahi Abubakar was born and brought up by his parents in Unguwar-toka, a district of Gusau Local Government Area, which is the Capital city of the present day Zamfara State. He attended Shettima Primary School Gusau from 1979 - 1986; he then proceeded to Sambo Secondary School Gusau for his Secondary education from 1988 - 1993. He studied Geography at Bayero University Kano (BUK) and graduated with upper second class honor. He obtained his Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Development at the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria.

He worked with Capital Science Academy, Kuje-Abuja from 2004 to 2011 as an assistant Estate Manager, procurement officer and Geography tutor; he won the best non-academic staff award in 2006 and rose to become the substantive Estate Manager as well as a member of Senior Management Team (SMT) of the academy. However, in 2011, in his quest to blend the private sector experience with that of public sector's practice; he voluntarily resigned from Capital Science Academy, Kuje-Abuja to join Centre for Management Development (CMD), Lagos as Senior Administrative Officer/ Technical Assistance to the Director-General Centre for Management Development, and in 2015, he was promoted to Principal Administrative Officer.

In 2017, he was re-employed at Capital Science Academy, Kuje to head the administrative department of the school as the Director of Administration. At CSA, currently, he is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), his duties in the school include the General Administration of the school, Procurement, coordination of outsourced companies such as facilities management, gardening, janitorial, security, Clinic operation, kitchen activities, and external contractors. Also, he is line managing the Pastoral Care staff, Fleet/ Safety Manager and Farm Manager. He supports the Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) of the school in staff training and development programme. Others include Chairing Staff Conduct Panel, member of pastoral and Food Committee. He also assists the Principal and supports him in running the school; He is at the threshold of commencing his PhD program. Mal Abdullahi is happily married with children.


ABDULLATEEF BADAMASI

Designation: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & PROCUREMENT
Alhaji AbdulLateef Gbadamasi (CNA) hails from Oyan in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State.

Having completed his secondary education, he proceeded for his National Diploma programme in Accountancy from Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State. He obtained Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State from 1995 to 1996.

In quest for professionalism in his career, he went further to attend the prestigious College of Accountancy in Jos, Plateau State and became a professional member of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN).

Having worked as an Accountant in various academic institutions, he joined Capital Science Academy in June, 2006 as Accountant 1 and rose to the position of Senior Accountant.

At the exit of his predecessor, Alhaji AbdulLateef Gbadamasi became the Acting Director of Finance & Procurement and later the substantive Director of Finance in the year 2018 exactly 12 years since he joined the school.

Alhaji Gbadamasi is happily married with kids.


KELVIN G.O. OKODUWA

Designation: HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL(SS1 - SS3)
Born in April 1965 to peasant parents, Mr Kelvin Okoduwa commenced his primary school career in 1970 at Christian Missionary School in Sapele, Bendel state and at Okotie-Eboh Grammar School. After working for three years, he was admitted to the University of Benin, Benin City to study Applied Physics, and 1991 he was awarded B.Sc. (Hons) degree and later gained his Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from Kaduna Polytechnic.


While Mr Okoduwa's first post-NYSC experience was in the prestigious Zamani College, Kaduna, teaching in the Remedial and Secondary Sections, where he was exposed to teaching British Curriculum, IGCSE in Physics and Mathematics. Whilst at Zamani, he became the Head of Physics as well as being the head of the welfare committee. He was decorated with the award of a full member of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (MSTAN) in 2000. Also, Mr Okoduwa was a WAEC and NECO examiner in Physics Practical as well as a part-time lecturer in the Physics Department of Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna. He left Zamani in 2002 for Funtaj International High School, Kuje, FCT, as the Janitor, Head of Maintenance and Head of the Faculty of Science, before moving to Capital Science Academy, Kuje, FCT in 2004.


After only one year at CSA Mr Okoduwa became the Head of Year for the graduating class. A year later, he became the Head of Science, Senior Head of Science in 2011 and Senior Master Curriculum in 2012. Mr Okoduwa has initiated a number of programmes at Capital Science Academy, including the annual Science, Technology and Mathematics Fair, school participation in WAEC and NECO marking exercises, an educational excursion to NASA in Florida, USA and assisting three teachers to gain the prestigious MSTAN award.


In 2013, Mr Okoduwa was asked to become Head of Senior School. In 2016, he led the team of teachers to achieving the best WAEC results in the history of the academy, namely 99.7% pass rate, with 97.9% at credit level.


Mr Okoduwa is currently concluding his M.Ed programme in Educational Management and Planning. He is proud to be a part of the success story of Capital Science Academy.


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