We emphasis the study of entrepreneurship as key to individual success, true sustainability and self-reliance of our students. We also instill values of community service as essential for development, empowerment and nation building
This is a non-governmental organization that encourages education for all, at low prices, and accepts scholarship of students from government and parastatals, to reduce dropout rates- especially for the girl child. The school is only a few meters away from the internal wing of Central Emirates International Academy: both schools operate in synergy with each other, to advance education at all levels.
We emphasis the study of entrepreneurship as key to individual success, true sustainability and self-reliance of our students. We also instill values of community service as essential for development, empowerment and nation building. Through entrepreneurship skills taught, we have been able to channel students’ interest to useful vocational trades, such as: tailoring, tie/dye, saponification of soap, detergents, body scrubs, body lotions- of various fragrances, cleaning agents for floors, glasses, and vehicles, soaps like bathing bar soap, washing soap, liquid soaps etc.
The business department handles these trainings. With developed strategies to ‘train the trainer’, we engaged students in a range of practical activities that inspirecritical thinking, with the view to grooming self-motivated and innovative entrepreneurs.
1. Animal Husbandry / Fisheries
Cat fish rearing is a special vocation also taught by the business department through its Animal Husbandry and Fisheries arm. Other vocations in the same category include: Poultry farming, Cattle rearing involving cows, sheep, rams, goats, and the recently included rabbit and snail rearing. Derived produce are often sold, but are mostly use for the schools’ consumption of healthy beef, fish, chicken, and eggs, etc.
In our orchards are a variety of economic trees. Maintenance of these trees form part of our students’ primary education in orchard management and plant husbandry.The fruits derived, though not on a commercial scale, are used to serve students on a daily basis when ripe. These include: cashew, mango, pawpaw, guava, avocado-pears among others. Ornamental trees also adorn the school lawns, adding to the serene, secure and beautiful environment.
3. Confectionery Classes
This also forms part of vocational trainings in the business school. Students are actively engaged in the processes of making biscuits, doughnuts, fish rolls, meat pies, on a daily basis for snacks, and general confectionery sales in the school’s tuck shop. There is also the Home Makers Club, which regularly engage different classes of students in yoghurt and ice cream making.
Efforts are being made to make all entrepreneurship business department products commercialized in large quantities for sale to the immediate community and general public, once machines, labels, NAFDAC approval, quality and general certification for food and drugs administration has been attained. Funds for these ventures will be derived from the De Emirates Entrepreneurship Fund (DEEP), a pool fund generated by donations of like minded individuals, corporate bodies and government agencies who have bought into our vision of empowering youths to face up to the challenges of the 21st century.
4. Agricultural science department
This department is partially part of the schools’ business department, though produce harvested from the farm, are directly consumed by the school. The school has over 2 hectares of land for planting yearly. The students are given a portion to cultivate for their practical. We plant crops like: corn, sorghum, groundnuts, soya beans: mostly cereals and grains used in the school for food items. Freshly harvested corn,for instance is used for pap and moi-moi accompaniments on Saturdays/ Sundays. Sorghum and Soya beans, are used to prepare daily snacks such as biscuits, (garnished with coconut, groundnuts). Tubers, like cassava and yams are also planted and harvested yearly for the school’s consumption.
STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), is an educational module adopted from the American curriculum. It focuses on the practical aspects of science and technology, with the view to empowering next generation scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians, who can readily provide innovational solutions to societal problems.
The school also offers cosmetology classes under its business department for students interested in pursuing the vocation as a career in the future. Students are taught how to make: soaps, body lotions, body creams and perfumes.