SASCO runs the Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Programmes as specified in the Nigerian National Policy on Education. It offers a wide variety of academic subjects taught by a dedicated and professional staff. The student begins with a broad spectrum of subjects, which becomes more focused as he progresses.
In the Junior Secondary School (Years 1 to 3), we emphasize the basic skills in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Introductory Technology, Social Studies, Agricultural Science, Igbo, French, Christian Religious Studies, Latin, Fine Art, Physical and Health Education, Home Economics, Information Technology, Liturgy and Business Studies
In the first year of the Senior Secondary School, all students do at least sixteen subjects in addition to Information Technology until the first term in the second year. The following table lists subjects offered and possible option groups in the Senior Secondary School:
|1. English Language||6. Christian Religious Knowledge|
|2. Igbo||7. Information Technology|
|3. Mathematics||8. Latin|
|4. Biology||9. Agricultural Science|
10. English Literature or Geography
11. Physics or Government
12. Chemistry or History
ACADEMIC STRUCTURE :
In the junior section, students in each year are divided into 3 sections labelled A through C. A senior seminarian is attached to each class as their form and hostel master and remains with them for at least one academic session. There are two opportunities for class teachers to meet formally with their students on a weekly basis:
1. Daily, during lectures
2. Weekly, Guidance lessons.
Class teachers are responsible for the pastoral care of all the students in their class and try as much as possible to get a true portrait of each student to enable them to make useful reports to the Rector and their parents. They constantly monitor the behaviour and work of each student and try to see that their classes obey the rules and regulations of the school.
Subject teachers are divided into faculties, each supervised by a head of faculty. The heads of faculties organise regular faculty meetings and also meet with the Rector as a group and on an individual basis
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY :
Broadly stated, our Information Technology curriculum seeks to encourage our students and faculty to:
- foster an interest in, enjoyment of, and confidence in the use of computers,
- Develop the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of computing techniques in order to find solutions to practical problems.
- Develop practical abilities in the use of computers and computer applications,
- Develop an awareness of the place of computing in society and its relevance in education.
Information Technology is an integral part of the SASCO academic programme. This component provides a means of engaging our students in problem-solving activities in a variety of contexts and providing them with practical experience in areas where computers are used. The seminary implements the Microsoft® Official Curriculum (MOC) that is intended to capture and heighten interest, and offer a stimulating and systematic study of computers and their uses. The curriculum is designed also to provide a suitable basis for further study of computers and the opportunity to develop attitudes necessary for responding to the challenges of a technological environment.
All our students attend 80 minutes of practical computer lessons each week for four years. In these lessons, students are guided through series of self-paced exercises that have been specially designed to enable them learn to use common computer applications. These exercises are intuitive, graded and highly structured to cater for a wide range of knowledge and abilities. In addition to the formal lessons, students are also exposed to specially designed computer aided learning software in Science, Mathematics, English Language, French, Geography and History in order to enrich their knowledge in these subjects.
INFO TECH COURSES:
Below are the courses, we offer presently in our IT center.
|Operating Systems||Microsoft® 2000/XP Professional/Vista|
|Computer Graphics||Microsoft® Paint/Corel Draw|
|Word Processing||Microsoft® Word|
|Desktop Publishing||Microsoft® Publisher|
|Computer Design||Adobe PageMaker|
|Database Management||Microsoft® Access|
|Problem Solving Using Spreadsheets||Microsoft® Excel|
|Information Presentation||Microsoft® PowerPoint|
|Web Page design & Publishing||Microsoft® FrontPage|
|Email/Internet Communications||Microsoft® Outlook & Microsoft® Internet Explorer|
Our training programme prepares our students for industry-recognised certification examinations such as the Microsoft Office® Specialist certification exams.
ACCEPTABLE USAGE POLICY:
The computers in the ICT center are meant for the training programme only. No student is allowed to use the computers for their own private use. The students are expected to follow the class instructor while on the internet lab. They should not visit any website prohibited by the seminary authority.
The students are not allowed to bring in their own private storage system like diskette and flash drive into the ICT center, unless with a permission of the appropriate authority in charge.
Failure to abide by these instructions, the student in question will pay for any damage caused on the computer due to his own carelessness.