Secondary

  • Welcome Message
  • Secondary Programmes
  • Curriculum and Subjects
  • Co-curricular and Extra-Curriculum Activities
  • The Secondary Vision
  • Assessment and Reporting
  • Events/Special day
  • Facilities
  • Admissions

Secondary Welcome Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our school website, and we thank you for taking the time to visit. We hope to provide you with some useful information about our school and to give you an insight into the wealth of experience we offer our students over 39 years.

Located in Kubani Crescent, Barnawa GRA Kaduna South Local Government, Kaduna State, we create a safe, nurturing yet challenging environment built on positive relationships, developing the whole student- emotionally, socially and academically. We care for and appreciate each of our students as the unique individuals that they are, each with distinct talents, interests and needs, and each with different learning styles.

Danbo International College prepares students for a 21st-century world. We provide an appealing and stimulating curriculum that is flexible and tailored to the needs of each student as we strive for high educational outcomes. We use innovative techniques, rich resources, proven instructional strategies and engaging programmes to promote students learning.

Our Programmes

Danbo International College offers Junior and Senior Secondary School Programmes:

Junior Secondary School

The  Junior Secondary school writes the following examinations: Cambridge checkpoint and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)

Below are the subjects offered in Junior college:

  • Mathematics 
  • English Language 
  • Christian Religious Studies or Islamic Religious Studies
  • Hausa Language
  • Business studies
  • Basic Science and Technology (Basic Technology, Basic Science, Computer Studies and Physical and Health Education) 
  • National Value Education (Social Studies and Civic Education) 
  • Pre-Vocational studies (Agricultural Science and Home Economics) 
  • Cultural and Creative Arts (Music and Fine Art)
  • French
  • Library studies
  • Career Guidance
  • Global Perspective 

Senior Secondary School 

The Senior college writes the following examinations: Senior secondary examinations (WAEC and NECO), JAMB, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL and IGCSE

The Senior College compulsory subjects are : 

  • Mathematics 
  • English Language 
  • Civic Education 
  • Economics
  • CRS or IRS

Science Electives include:

  • Biology 
  • Catering Craft practice/Animal Husbandry/Data processing/Marketing
  • Technical drawing/Geography
  •  Physical Health education /Further mathematics

Art Electives include: 

  • Government 
  • Literature -in-English
  • Catering Craft practice/Animal Husbandry/Data processing/Marketing
  • Financial accounting/Biology
  • Hausa/French Language 

Social Science Electives include

  • Government 
  • Geography 
  • Catering Craft practice/Animal Husbandry/Data processing /Marketing
  • Financial accounting /Biology
  • Hausa/ French Language

Our Curriculum

We have designed our curriculum to meet the needs of all our student, which will stimulate, inspire and raise standard for every student and provide opportunities for rich personal and academic development. Inspiring every student to believe, learn and grow.

Our curriculum provide the students with the skills, knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding for a lifetime of learning and enjoyment, as well as an awareness and respect for moral values and the community.

The curriculum encourage depth of exploration. It is balanced, relevant and differentiated to match the needs, abilities and aspirations of our students. It promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of each student and prepares students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

We plan curricular learning under the following subject headings:

Languages
  1.  English Language
  2.  Literature-in-English
  3.  French
  4.  Hausa Language
Mathematics
  1.  Mathematics
  2.  Further mathematics
  3.  Computer studies
  4.  Data processing
  5.  Technical drawing
Science
  1.  Biology
  2.  Chemistry
  3.  Basic science
  4.  Basic Technology
  5.  Physical and Health education
  6.  Physics
Social Science
  1.  Financial Accounting
  2.  Business studies
  3.  Economics
  4.  Marketing
Humanities
  1.  Geography
  2.  Civic education
  3.  Social studies
  4.  Christian Religious studies
  5.  Islamic Religious studies
  6.  Government
  7.  Global perspective
Vocational
  1.  Catering Craft  Practice
  2.  Home Economics
  3.  Agricultural science
  4.  Animal husbandry
  5.  Music
  6.  Fine Art

Co-Curricular and Extra-curricular Activities

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum to meet the academic, social, moral and spiritual needs of the students, and so we offer a wide range of clubs and societies in the college, and students are encouraged to participate in any, depending on their preference and aptitude.

Extra-curricular involvement is a key tool in personal development, and this plays an integral role in the collegiate experience. Students become involved not only for entertainment, social and enjoyment purpose, but most importantly gain and improve skills.

The diversified range of extra-curricular activities complement the school’s academic curriculum and aims to augment the student’s educational experience. 

Participating in these out-of-classroom activities broadens the understanding, critical thinking skills, time management, academic and intellectual competence of our students. 

Working outside of the classroom with diverse groups of individuals allows students to gain more self-confidence, autonomy and appreciation for other’s difference and similarities. 

Danbo International College offers the following Co-Curricular and Extra-curricular activities: 

  • Athletics
  • Student Government (SRC) 
  • Volunteer and service-Related activities
  • Multicultural activities 
  • The Arts: Orchestra band, Art club, Dance and Drama club, Karate club
  • Religious groups: Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS), Muslim students society (MSS) 
  • Academic and Professional organisations: Modern Science Club, Speech and Debate club,  
  • Dandopaedia/ICT club, Mathematics club.
  • Political/Democratic club.

The Secondary Vision

Danbo International Secondary School aims at imparting quality education through a holistic and academic approach in its pursuit of excellence in all fields. In this era of globalization, we prepare students to have a competitive edge over others to meet the global perspective with the best of technology in education.

The school ensures the physical, mental and moral growth of the students through training in co-operation, consideration, team-spirit and service, hence enhancing their mental horizon.

We encourage and promote the aesthetic senses of our students. We aim to channel their youthful energy into creativity and self-actualization. We enable the impressionable minds to take up extensive reading habits and healthy recreational activities for a lifetime of a happy and healthy mindset.

We teach our students the spirit of patriotism in the aim to produce responsible citizens and future leaders, who have social and ethical values which help to think beyond caste, community, religion and region.

Through our teaching, we aim to:

  • Meet the needs of all learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic
  • Enable students to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners
  • Foster student’s self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with others. 
  • Develop student’s self-respect and encourage students to respect the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others 
  • Show respect for all cultures and, in so doing, to promote positive attitudes towards other people. 
  • Enable students to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of the community 
  • Help students grow into reliable, independent and citizens of the 21st Century.

Assessment And Reporting

Our teaching and learning reflect our aims to ensure that the students at Danbo International College Kaduna, are at the centre of their learning, and we recognise the importance of making learning irresistible, meaningful and memorable. It is the provision of high-quality learning experiences that lead to a consistently high level of students achievement.

It sets out clear expectations, provides a consistent approach, which is easily monitored and ensures equal opportunity for all our students.

When teaching, we focus on motivating the students and building on their skills, knowledge and understanding of the curriculum. We use a wide range of stimulating and supportive learning environments and creative teaching approaches to motivate and enthuse learners and promote the enjoyment of lifelong learning.

We differentiate our learning and teaching resources and approaches to provide an appropriate pace and challenge in learning for all. We set high, yet achievable targets for student learning,
and closely monitor, assess and track progress. We use a variety of assessment technique, and focus on providing quality feedback to learners, supporting the next steps in learning.
We encourage our learners to self and peer assess with an ongoing focus on improvement

Assessment for learning (AFL) directs our practice.
We gather a range of evidence on what learners make, say, write and do, and this combined with learning conversations, standardised assessment results and professional judgement, support us to provide reliable evidence for reporting on progress and achievement to students and parents.

We regularly engage in moderation activities with a range of colleagues, within the school and externally, to ensure that we are promoting the highest standards in learning.

Periodic tests, homework, regular classwork and end of year exams are conducted to help decide the students level and allows us to see where they need particular help. On-the-spot quiz, oral questioning, higher-order questioning techniques, mind mapping, word puzzle are assessment strategies we employed as part of our formative assessment process.

Homework, classwork, assignments, projects make up 60% of the termly assessment while the end of term examination makes up 40%. The cumulative performance at the end of the three terms of every session will determine whether a student will be promoted to the next class.

Events/Sepcial Day

In Danbo International college, we observe the underlisted events/Special days:

  1. Academic week
  2. College and University fair
  3. Funfair/bon fire
  4. Christmas carol
  5. Literary day
  6. Honours assembly
  7. Sports fun day
  8. Inter House sports competition
  9. Children’s day
  10. Traditional day
  11. Graduation ceremony
  12. Army Forces Remembrance Day
  13. Open day
  14. Parents council meeting
  15. All school song festival
  16. Club day
  17. Speech and prize giving day
  18. SS2 project defense
  19. Career talk/fair day
  20. Danbo Reads
  21. Danbo spelling bee
  22. Danbopaedia

 

We also observe the following International Days:

  1. Black month/Martin Luther King junior day
  2. International women’s day
  3. International Day for the Girl child
  4. World Teacher’s day
  5. United Nations day
  6. World poetry day
  7. World creativity day
  8. World Health day
  9. Mental Health awareness day
  10. International day of peace
  11. World Entrepreneurship day
  12. World Teachers day

Facilities

Danbo International College offers a welcoming and engaging environment designed for 21st Century learning. With first-class facilities in a spacious and serene environment, which include flexible spaces that encourage collaboration and project-based, cross-posted learning, and a greater emphasis on technology and learning beyond the school day

Some of our facilities include: 

  • Spacious and Conducive Classrooms for learning
  • An ultra-modern computer lab
  • State of the art Catering Craft Practice lab with standard kitchen utensil
  • A state of the art laboratories: Science labs, Geography lab, Basic Tech lab, and Technical drawing lab
  • Music lab manned by highly skilled and competent teachers
  • Well-stocked Manual and E-Library
  • Ultra-modern multipurpose School Hall
  • A fully equipped Healing bay with qualified medical personnel
  • Sports complex with Pavillion
  • Outdoor football field, basketball court, Volleyball court and badminton court
  • Standby generators
  • Swimming pools
  • Portable water supply
  • Dining Hall
  • CCTV surveillance cameras are part of our huge security structure
  • Good security network by a team of security personnel positioned at strategic points of the school.

Admission Requirement/ Procedures

Danbo International College is a co-educational boarding and day school. We understand just how important it is for parents to choose the right school for their child. The process outlined below is typical but can be adapted to ensure that you and your child are supported every step of the way. We also make provision for transfer students. 

All prospective applicants should apply online. 

All prospective candidates must take the entrance examination at our various locations. 

Application forms should be submitted with the following:

  • a copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • most recent Academic Report from child’s current school
  • a character reference from the child’s current school

Please, feel free to contact our admissions team should you require more information