This February 2020, our school of the month is Vivian Fowler Memorial College For Girls. LagosMums loves to introduce detailed insights on schools around Lagos.
Vivian Fowler Memorial College For Girls is located at Plot 5, Balogun Street, Billingsway, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. Read what makes this school an outstanding school for parents to consider while looking for a good school for their children.
What is the name of your school, and when was it founded?
The name of our school is Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls. It was founded in 1991.
Please give details of your staff/administration?
Chief Dr. (Mrs) Leila Fowler,MFR is our founder and Mrs.Olufunke Fowler-Amba is the administrator. The Chairman of our Board of Governors is Pastor Ituah Ighodalo. We have approximately eighty (80) academic, administrative and support staff.
What is the ratio of students to teachers?
The student teacher ratio is 5:1, which gives us a great advantage in providing personalized learning.
What is the age range of your students?
Our students are between 10 and 16 years old.
What are your School Hours?
Our school hours are from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Extension and co-curricular activities take place from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm on select days.
What is the curricular or teaching methodology that you adopt?
We follow a compulsory dual curriculum, the British and the Nigerian, which is taught in a blended manner. Teaching and learning are experiential and holistic, engaging the students in collaborative teamwork as well as independent research. A wide range of educational technologies are deployed, making use of videos, podcasts and other learning tools.
We ensure that learning takes place in and outside the classrooms by offering diverse
opportunities through; field work, educational visits and excursions, workshops and seminars.
Are there Extra-curricular activities available?
Students engage in a variety of activities like debate, public speaking, drama, chess, scrabble, JETS, Girl Guides and the Red cross Society.
We promote STEAM; (Science, technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) learning. Our Robotics club provides a great opportunity for our young learners to practice their problem solving and programming skills.
Are there any after-school services offered?
We have a boarding house and also offer weekly boarding services for interested students.
What is the admission process? Deadline/ is it rolling?
The admission process is quite simple. Parents register their daughter for the entrance examination by purchasing a form and submitting the completed form to the school office. After assessment, the student is invited for an interview along with her parents/guardians. Successful candidates are given an offer of admission.
Admission is ongoing for the 2020- 2021 session and the Entrance examination will take place on Saturday, 21st March 2020 in the school Hall at 10.00 am.
Tuition? Is there a payment plan for the pupils?
For a day student, at the time of admission, a fee of approximately N950,000 is payable. This includes tuition, books, uniforms and tablet. The fee is approximately N500,000 for subsequent terms.
For a boarder, the first term fee is approximately N1,400,000. For subsequent terms, the fee is N900,000.
How do you assess a student’s progress?
We assess students for holistic development. In addition to formal examinations, students’
progress is assessed using a wide variety of techniques which include; group work, independent activities, class and homework, holiday assignments, participation in curricular and co-curricular activities, comportment, interpersonal skills and initiative.
What are the disciplinary methods adopted?
‘Discipline is the bridge between goal and accomplishment’ – Joe Rohn.
At Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, we strongly believe in instilling the right values in our students, thus empowering them to distinguish between right and wrong.
In case of misbehavior or non-compliance with school rules and regulations, corrective measures include detentions, extra chores, withdrawal of privileges and in extreme cases, suspension. We do not endorse any form of corporal punishment.
What separates your School from others?
All our students are confident and truly prepared for the future. We build our values on a strong moral and spiritual foundation.
Does the school offer a school bus service?
The school offers shuttle services on selected routes.
Is there any other information you would like to share?
Our objective is to raise young leaders who are global citizens. We give great importance to the mental wellbeing of every member of our community and promote a culture of mutual respect, empathy and emotional intelligence.
What should parents be looking for to decide if your school would work for them/their children?
Parents should look at our facilities, customer experience, quality of teaching and learning, curricular & co-curricular achievements, educational visits; excursions, academic interventions, mental health support and pastoral care.
How will your school prepare children for learning and operating in the 21 st century?
Our motto is ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’ and our watchwords are “Learn, Unlearn and re-learn’.
The growth mindset is at the heart of everything we do. We train our students to be resilient, life-long learners who will be solution providers to the challenges of the 21 st century.
Through meticulously planned progressive cross-curricular activities; we nurture socially responsible women who go on to live outstanding lives.
How do we contact you for more information? Or to schedule a visit to the school?
We recommend that you visit the schools you are considering and ask questions that are important to your family. Know your child’s needs and be sure to choose the environment they need to thrive.