Education Policy

Students have the opportunity to specialize in Science, the Arts or a Commercial Field.  Each student  follows the core curriculum.  Based on the area of specialization, additional subjects can be selected.

IGCSE + Nigerian Curriculum

Cambridge  International General Certificate of Secondary Education programme  courses will be offered alongside the Nigerian Curriculum  preparing pupils for WASSCE, NECO (optional) and IGCSE.

WASSCE and NECO Examination Preparation

In SS3, examinations are administered for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the National Examination Council (NECO).


Education Research

The Nigeria Educational Research Development Council (NERDC) has said it would reduce education curriculum to meet with the international best practice and standards. Though the curriculum is compressed at all levels of basic education, quality will be maintained


Strategy and Standards

The Olumawu Nigerian-Cambridge Crosswalk Document was created by Olumawu’s educators and allows our educators to develop thematic units and implement instructional strategies that will lead to mastery of both Nigerian and Cambridge Standards. Educators utilize the documents to ensure that each unit and lesson is standards focused and mastery driven.



Weekly assessment, data analysis, and intervention strategies are used in each academic level to guide students’ to mastery of standards before the end of each school year. As students progress through each grade level, mastering the staircase of complexities for each standard, they are prepared to pass not only Nigerian external examinations, but also all national examinations.



High Quality Child Care

Our first objective is to ensure each child settles into the new environment, gets to know their teacher and socialize with peers. It is equally important they are confident and happy. Once they adjust, it will not take students long to progress rapidly.  Days are filled with experiences that will develop them academically, socially, spiritually and emotionally using their natural talents, abilities  and skills: social, artistic, sporting and musical – becoming aware of their role as global citizens.


Moving to the Next Level

Lower Basic (1-3): Emphasis is placed  on further developing pupils’ language, reading ability and number handling skills. Pupils are introduced to a range of other subjects which continue to awaken their curiosity and eagerness to learn.

Upper Basic (4-6): The curriculum is sufficiently broad to ensure that each student has the opportunity to identify his/her own interests and strengths and to keep his/her options open for as long as possible.  In JSS1 and JSS2 students study a full range of academic subjects, fifteen subjects in total, taught by specialist teachers.


Moving to the Next Level

Students spend six years in Secondary School.  By Senior Secondary School Class 2 (SS2), most students are taking the GCE O’Levels exam,  to prepare for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination. The Senior Secondary School ends on the WASSCE.


The Cambridge International Primary Programme gives schools all over the world the framework to develop Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge in young children. The Primary Programme provides guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning and it allows teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress. The CIPP consists of a number of components that fit together to provide schools with tools they can use to help their students acquire knowledge and skills. The Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme is a framework for increasing educational success for students in Years 7 to 9 (Key Stage 3). This programme builds on the primary stage, and develops student’s knowledge and skills in Mathematics, English and Science. The Lower Secondary Programme also provides us with a means of tracking student progress through the lower Secondary phase, with an integrated package of teaching, learning and assessment materials. The Secondary school curriculum at OBES is anchored by the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), an external examination programme designed for 14 to 16 year olds (Years 10 to 11) and based upon the National Curriculum of England and Wales. The IGCSE provides a very broad programme of study in areas such as languages, social studies, science, mathematics, creative arts and vocational subjects. In each subject there is a balance between practical and theoretical knowledge but the emphasis in almost all subjects is skills related to that subject.


  • Chemistry (IGCSE examination)
  • Physics (IGCSE examination)
  • Further Mathematics (IGCSE examination)
  • Technical Drawing
  • Agricultural Science (IGCSE examination)
    • Food and Nutrition (IGCSE examination)


  • Literature in English
  • Government
  • Geography (IGCSE examination)
  • Economics (IGCSE examination)
  • CRK/IRK/ Religious Studies