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ESP – Project EXCEL – Intensive WAEC Preparatory Class.

ESP – Project EXCEL – Intensive WAEC Preparatory Class

Education

OVERVIEW
Problem Statement: WASSCE, organized by WAEC is the final standardized examination for the senior secondary students across Anglophone West African States. It is a foremost examination that provides an assessment of a student’s grasp of high school course materials and the readiness of such a student for an advanced learning in the tertiary education system. NECO is the Nigerian version of the examination. It is regulated by the Federal Ministry of Education and acceptable by all the tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
The 2012 WAEC exams were held between April 2nd – May 17, the result may be out by July 24th and General Council Examinations GCE an alternative to WAEC is between August 27 and September 6
The success rate of students at WAEC examinations have been all but encouraging. The percentages of candidates that passed English and Mathematics from 2005 to 2011 are; 27.53% (2005), 15.56% (2006), 25.54% (2007), 13.76% (2008), 25.99% (2009), 20.04% (2010) and 38.93% (2011) – (source www.allafrica.com).

Project Description:
Program: Project EXCEL is an after-school program to provide tutoring to SS3 students and prepare them for 2013 May/June WAEC. The main purpose of this pilot program is to improve the performance of these students in WAEC/NECO examinations.
Criteria for choosing the host school:
A host school in the area, the host school must be within 5 miles or 2 bus rides (connections) of selected participating schools. Students and their parents would be responsible for transportation to and from the host school.
● Schools with facilities needed – good chairs and tables,
● Writeable blackboards (or whiteboards)
● Easily accessible and safe for students

Project Status: In progress (August 2012 – April 2013)

Host School – Selected:
Akute Grammar School, Akute Ogun State (very close to Ojodu neighborhood of Lagos State). This school is close to participating schools, secure with fence and windows for each classroom. The school has almost 30 classrooms with whiteboards installed (14 was actually installed by Millions4One)
Criteria for choosing participating schools:
Three schools in the inner-city areas will be chosen. The criteria for selecting such schools would be based on: number of senior students eligible for WAEC, infrastructural state of the school, socioeconomic status of the area.
The schools must provide previous WAEC results for 5 years, this will be used as part of measurement of the success of our program
Participating Schools:
1. Akute grammar school, Akute Ogun State (Host School)
2. Ajuwon high school Ajuwon, Ogun State
3. Olambe Community High School, Ogun State


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