The 2014 Intercultural Day of Creative Minds International Academy was celebrated on December 5, 2014 at the school’s Assemble hall in Jos Nigeria. The heme of the event was“The Role of Culture and Tourism in Peacebuilding” and empowered participants on how culture and tourism can be used a tool for promoting sustainable peace and national development.
The CMIA Intercultural Day brought together representatives from the Ministry of Education, Educators and Teachers from invited Colleges and Schools in Jos, Religious Leaders, Traditional Leaders, Community Leaders among others. Major hightlights and actvities included paper presentations, varieties of traditional meals, fashion shows, cultural dances, entertainments, prizes, among others.
Founded in September 2007, Creative Minds International Academy is a Jos, Nigeria-based model coeducational school empowering students with tools for critical thinking to investigate information and inter-connectedness of all life, and then make wise decisions for sustainable relationships with each other and with Earth herself. Our goal is to become an educational institution of international standing and outlook, achieving excellence through scholarship, teaching, learning, research and service to our world.
The school which is registered with the Nigeria Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and fully approved by the Plateau State Ministry of Education (MOE), and also accredited by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) operates Nursery, Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary academic programmes and have produced a lot of ‘creative minds’ over the past few year.
On October 23, 2014, Biology and Geography students and Staff of Creative MInds International Academy embarked on an Educational Visit/Excursion to the Jos Wildlife Park. The essence of the visit was to enable the students have a first-hand knowledge and experience of some animals and their botanical names.
While at the Wildlife Park CMIA Staff and students were received by an official of the Jos Tourism Board, named Mr. Isiaka, who gave the visitors an extensive lecture on the development and importance of tourism. The Staff and students were later taken around the Park to see the animals. Some of the animals seen at the Jos Wildlife Park included Lions, Tortoises, Crocodiles, various species of Birds (Eagle, Vulture, etc). The most friendly of all the animals visited was the Giant Elephant, which even allowed to students to touch and feed it with weeds.
The relative peace enjoyed by residents of Jos, Plateau State capital for some time was shattered, yesterday, as two bomb explosions ripped through Terminus Market in the city, killing no fewer than 118 persons and injuring several others. Among the dead were 7 Medical Science students of the University of Jos, including Miss Shekinah Barnabas Ajeh, a former student of Creative Minds International Academy.
The first explosion was said to have gone off in the market, located at Jos Terminus, at the back of the popular Ahmadu Bello Way by 2.30pm, while the second explosion occurred about 30 minutes later. The first blast, according to an eye witness, was said to have gone off in a Sienna space bus with number plate Plateau XB 146 BLD. The second blast was said to have killed more people than the first, as many residents and traders, who had fled the scene following the first explosion, tried to join rescue agencies to save the injured and retrieve bodies of the dead.
I have the honour and priviledge to write and thank you most sincerely for your generous support towards the construction of the new school building which has now been completed. I am very pleased to report to you that construction of the 7-classroom block, inlcuding offices, staff rooms and toilets have been successfully in December 2013. We are currently planning and hoping to begin the roofing sometime at the end of February 2014.
Once this roofing is completed, it is our intention to begin the construction of a 350-capacity Assembly Hall. The site has already been cleared and we are also hoping to begin ground-breaking and foundation-laying sometime in April or May 2014.
I am attaching some photos showing different stages of the construction phase.
Thanks most sincerely
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Sincere regards, peace and blessings to you and thank you so much for support. We have made great progress since the last report and I am very pleased to report to you that at this time, the new school building has been finally completed, in terms of the external and internal walls, the classrooms, toilets and office accomodation for Staff.
We are currently at the stage where roofing will commence shortly. We are hoping that this process will commence by the first or second week of December, 2013 and be completed before the end of 2013. It is our hope that students will commence academic activities in the new building by January 2014.
The 2013-2014 academic year began successfully in September 2013 and we all back in School now. Results of the May-June 2013 WAEC/NECO examinations conducted for our final year Senior Secondary school students have also been released by the external examinations bodies, and our students performed creditably. More than 50% of the students scored at least five (5) credits or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in both WAEC and NECO examinations. The Junior School Certificate Examinations Results were also released by the State Ministry of Education and again our students performance was excellent. We had only one student to resit.
Thank you so much for your support. Further details will be sent in the next report
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