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
We are very pleased to send you this progress report, especially in photos of construction work at our schools permanent site and the annual graduation, speech and prize giving ceremony, conducted on July 29th, 2013.
We remain committed to developing a quality educational environment based on the foundations of positive values and to instilling in young people a profound sense of ethics, peace and character, which are conditions for building an honorable and productive society. The educational curriculum provides young people with opportunities to discover and develop their inherent gifts, talents and abilities, and to help raise ethically responsible, self-disciplined and creative citizens capable of participation in a positive and sustainable society.
We cultivate and promote a social environment that encourages and celebrates individual initiative, creativity and responsibility. We provide our students with opportunities for broad intellectual and values-based education that develops their capacities and creative talents and enables them to grow as human beings and good global citizens in aesthetic and/or applied pursuits. 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.
We empower our students with tools to develop critical thinking processes necessary to investigate and interrelate important life issues that are inherent to their immediate surroundings and essential to the sustainability of mankind. International educators and friends are an important component of our school community. Through this, we are gradually working towards the integration of social, creative and intellectual development within the context of supportive human relationships.
Peace and blessings to you all. We are very pleased to report to you that Construction work at our School's Permanent Site is progressing very smoothly. Due to the rocky and mountainous nature of the terrain, we had to spend some time blasting the stones to create a level ground for construction. That had been completed and construction of the 5-classroom block is now progressing, alongside the digging of the well. Once the classrooms are completed, we intend to begin construction of a Multi-purpose 300-capacity Hall, where morning assemblies and school meetings will be conducted. The Hall will also serve as an Examination Center for the conduct of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations and NECO.
Our final year students are currently writing these exams in school. We are attaching photos of both the conduct of the exams in our current temporary Exams Halls and the construction.
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