The Regent school, Abuja on Monday said it was working towards solving Nigeria’s leadership problems by producing all-rounded students.
Ms Ishaya Audu, Deputy Principal Administration, Regent Secondary School, made this submission while briefing newsmen on its newest addition, the Regent College.
The Regent School is a member of AISA (Association of International Schools in Africa) and COBIS (Council of British International Schools).
“The Regent College will not only equal the excellence of the established Regent brand, but will exceed it as a befitting climax to a sublime educational experience.
“The Regent College Leadership Course is unique programme designed to foster leadership and maturity in our students.
“Our programmes are designed at producing students who will solve Nigeria’s leadership problems.
“The Regent College students will be immersed into a leadership at the very beginning of their studies through a meticulously planned induction and orientation programme,’’ she said.
Earlier, Prof. George Hickman, Principal, Regent Secondary School, said that the Regent College which would take off in September was in response to pressure from parents and the community-at-large.
Hickman said that many students who travelled abroad for Foundation Year and A Levels were still quite young, and struggle with being away from home.
He said that the number of parents who were looking for more viable options was much higher than it was even two or three years ago.
“The global financial situation has affected some families, and it would be more economical to keep their children at home for another year or two.
“We are confident that we can provide an overall educational experience at the Regent Sixth Form College which is comprehensive, inclusive and of a standard as good as many Sixth Form colleges in the UK or elsewhere.
“Excellence in everything we do” is our mantra here in the Regent Family of Schools, and we intend to carry over that standard to the Sixth Form College,’’ he said.
On her part, Bolanle Sulaimon, Consultant, Regent School, said that many students were still very young at the time they finished secondary school.
She said that the forthcoming college was designed to prepare young secondary school leavers and make them ready for university education.
According to her, the college has established affiliation with over 20 universities of repute in the UK and across the globe.
“The lecturers from these universities will come and teach the students so that they have an idea of what to expect in the university.
“The sixth form covers two categories—foundation which leads to top UK universities and A-levels which are in two categories—one year and two years for much younger students who want to study Medicine and Dentistry,’’ she said.
Sulaimon said that the college would make Visa and other arrangements for the students.