EDUCATION FOR LIFE: GRUNDTVIG EMERGES “BEST IN VALUE-BASED EDUCATION” and “LIFE SKILL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2016”

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Grundtvig International Secondary School, Oba, Anambra State was honoured at the 2016 edition of the WEST AFRICAN QUALITY EDUCATION AWARDS which held at the Banquet Hall of Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday 1st July 2016. The School was presented with a plaque and a certificate for emerging WINNER in West Africa of the following award category: BEST IN VALUE-BASED EDUCATION and LIFE SKILL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2016. The ceremony was graced by dignitaries, schools and educational organisations from the West African sub region. The event was organised by the African Quality Institute (www.africanqualityinstitute.com). Recall also that in April 2016 our school was honoured by another organisation with a Platinum Award for Excellence for emerging top ten in Nigeria based on our WAEC results. Congratulations once again to our wonderful students and staff!

 

 

 

 

NELSON MANDELA, MAHATMA GANDHI, AND ALBERT EINSTEIN GET THEIR OWN ‘OBI’ HOSTEL BLOCK

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Following the School’s oversubscription last year and the wonderful encouragement from parents, work commenced earlier this year on the construction of the ‘obi’ hostel block for the Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Albert Einstein Houses to the delight of students. The building is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2017. Already, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks Houses have their own obi blocks. The ongoing construction is part of the original concept and design of the School’s student accommodation with salutary influences from our traditional setting recognised to enhance good communal living. Each cluster of three houses (‘umunna’) has its obi block which is sited in a way to create a (village) square (‘mbala’) right in the centre of the cluster of houses. This design not only makes for more effective supervision and control of students, but, importantly, in line with our traditional African values, it helps to foster an environment where each student can be his/her brother’s/sister’s keeper. We use this opportunity to once again appreciate the seasoned consultants, Mr G.S.A. Ifediora (1938-2011), Mr. E.O. Madukaife (1933-2007) and Engr G. C. Amobi, estate surveyor, architect and structural engineer respectively, who conceived and designed our lovely school campus and the buildings in a way to ensure it remains a home away from home and conducive for learning.

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OUR STUDENTS WIN THE NIGERIA DEBATE SOCIETY AWARD

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YET ANOTHER GRUNDTVIG ALUMNUS BAGS 1ST CLASS HONOURS DEGREE FROM A UK UNIVERSITY

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Our ex-students continue to do us proud. We rejoice with GIFT CHIDINMA ANI (Class of 2010) who graduated this year with a FIRST CLASS HONOURS MASTER OF PHARMACY DEGREE from the University of Sunderland.

The University was recognised by The Guardian (UK) as England’s best new university in 2001, and research in Pharmacy at the University was classed as ‘world leading’ by the latest UK universities’ Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

The University was also named in 2005 by The Times Higher Education Supplement (UK) as the top university in England for providing the best student experience, and was one of six universities in the UK to be short-listed for ‘University of the Year’ in the Times Higher Education Supplement Awards 2012.

We heartily congratulate Gift Chidinma Ani on this remarkable feat! Graduation marks the beginning of new opportunities and we wish her even greater achievements in future!

NELSON MANDELA, MAHATMA GANDHI, AND ALBERT EINSTEIN GET THEIR OWN ‘OBI’ HOSTEL BLOCK

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Following the School’s oversubscription last year and the wonderful encouragement from parents, work commenced earlier this year on the construction of the ‘obi’ hostel block for the Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Albert Einstein Houses to the delight of students. The building is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2017. Already, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks Houses have their own obi blocks. The ongoing construction is part of the original concept and design of the School’s student accommodation with salutary influences from our traditional setting recognised to enhance good communal living. Each cluster of three houses (‘umunna’) has its obi block which is sited in a way to create a (village) square (‘mbala’) right in the centre of the cluster of houses. This design not only makes for more effective supervision and control of students, but, importantly, in line with our traditional African values, it helps to foster an environment where each student can be his/her brother’s/sister’s keeper. We use this opportunity to once again appreciate the seasoned consultants, Mr G.S.A. Ifediora (1938-2011), Mr. E.O. Madukaife (1933-2007) and Engr G. C. Amobi, estate surveyor, architect and structural engineer respectively, who conceived and designed our lovely school campus and the buildings in a way to ensure it remains a home away from home and conducive for learning.

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GRUNDTVIG ALUMNUS BAGS 1ST CLASS HONOURS AT UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR

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We felicitate with our ex-student Millicent Ubong who has just bagged a First Class Honours degree in Theatre and Media Studies at the 30th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Calabar held on the 11th of March, 2017.  The University of Calabar is one of Nigeria’s second generation federal universities and was founded in 1975. Millicent Ubong joins the growing list of our ex-students who have been graduating with first class honours/distinctions in the arts, sciences, and social and management sciences at universities at home and abroad. She also follows in the footsteps of her sister and alumnus of our school, Miranda Ubong, who graduated in 2015 from Imo State University with a First Class Honours degree in Geography and Environmental Management. We heartily congratulate Millicent Ubong, and wish her even greater successes in future!

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Bishop Visits GISS; Confirms Students

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Our school is firmly grounded on Christian principles and all students are encouraged to practise their faith as Catholics, Anglicans, Pentecostals, etc. Our school has hosted bishops and leaders of the various denominations.

Last Saturday was one such occasion. The Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Denis Chidi Isizoh, graced GISS with his presence on Saturday 25 February for a pastoral visit during which he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation on 106 students of our school who are of the Catholic faith. See photos from the event below. We are very grateful to His Lordship.

Recall also that, in the past, our school had hosted the Anglican Bishop on the Niger, His Lordship The Right Reverend Ken S.E. Okeke, as well as leaders of the pentecostal faith.

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ANOTHER GRUNDTVIG ALUMNUS BAGS 1ST CLASS HONOURS AT UK UNIVERSITY

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We rejoice with our ex-student Precious Azubike (GISS Class of 2012) who graduated this year with a First Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University. Nottingham Trent University is recognised as the most sustainable university in the UK and the 16th largest (out of 165 UK universities). It also won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest form of national recognition for universities in the UK, in November 2015. Congratulations to Precious Azubike! We wish him many more triumphs in future!

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GISS ALUMNUS BAGS 1ST CLASS HONOURS AT UK UNIVERSITY

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Our ex-students continue to do us proud. Chiagozie Anosike (GISS Class of 2012) graduated this year with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Bedfordshire University. Bedfordshire University won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2013 in recognition of its pioneering research. This is the highest form of national recognition for universities in the UK. We heartily congratulate Chiagozie Anosike, and wish him even greater successes in future!

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US President, Barack Obama, A Fan of Grundtvig-Inspired Education

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US PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA, A FAN OF GRUNDTVIG-INSPIRED EDUCATION: ‘On a more serious note, Obama added his own gratitude for the strong cultural influences the five nations have had in the U.S., in particular the Danish pastor N.F.S. Grundtvig, whose education philosophy inspired Tennessee’s Highlander Folk School, where several prominent civil rights leaders trained. Grundtvig’s work “ended up having a ripple effect on the civil rights movement,” Obama said, adding he “might not be standing here” were it not for his teachings.’ Read the full news on Yahoo News: https://www.yahoo.com/news/300-guests-invited-white-house-state-dinner-204953359.html