Welcome to Mount Olive School
PROFILE OF MOUNT OLIVE SCHOOL, ONITSHA.
Mount Olive School (M.O.S.) is a government approved privately owned school (nursery/primary) founded on the 18th of September, 2000. It was established to help provide more qualitative and functional education for children who have the capacity and potentials for education at that level in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The School is a realization of a family passion for positive contribution to the development of society through power of sound information and knowledge. It is owned and governed by a four-man board consisting of 4 family members: Engr. Ikem Osanakpo, Mrs. Nonyem Osanakpo, Mr. Enebeli Osanakpo and Mrs. Vero Osanakpo.
At inception in 2000, it had an enrolment of 30 pupils, a teaching staff of 8 and one cleaner. Nineteen years later, the enrolment has risen to 790 pupils, with a teaching staff of 70 and 15 non-tutorial staff. The school has indeed stopped at nothing at achieving academic excellence. The school’s standards speak for itself. Results of state, federal and private entrance examinations into secondary school have been outstanding. Pupils have continued to win laurels at competitions, worthy of note is the consistent brilliant performances from our 6th grade pupils. Records show that scholarships into top/competitive colleges/ secondary schools become the norm.
Mount Olive School is run by Mrs. N. Osanakpo and Mrs. V. Osanakpo, educationists of high esteem with over 30 years each of working experiences in educational concerns. They are ably assisted by qualified, experienced and disciplined teachers. Great efforts are made at all times to get the best of teachers available, since teachers are the main actors to set the systems going. Teachers are re-trained through seminars and workshops to act as friendly helps who guide the children with love and firmness to help achieve the aims of the school.
The aims and objectives of the school are in line with the national policy on education and the specific objectives of the Anambra State government education policy. It is aimed that pupils who finish from Mount Olive School will acquire skills for the future, to help face the challenges of a fast changing world.
To achieve the objectives, facilities have been put in place, the school environments are conducive, modern facilities have been provided and still being put in place to enhance the teaching and learning process. The classrooms are comfortably and colourfully furnished with adequate charts, shelves etc. Each nursery classroom is equipped with a television set and video player and play aids for the children. Other facilities include:
- Equipped play grounds
- Out-door and in-door games facilities
- A computer room with functional computers, printers and photocopying machines. An internet facility is in place to make the children part of the global village.
- A library is in place for the children’s use and it is constantly upgraded to meet their rapidly evolving educational needs. Club membership has been made an essential part of the school programme. The Reading, Maths and Science, Debating and Dramatic, French Clubs and the Guiding group all help to instill co-operative spirit and self confidence in the children.
Spiritually, the children are taught from very young the place of God in their lives. Special classes are held also to prepare them for their special spiritual needs.
A very strong and closely knit PTA has evolved, Parents come together often on occasions like Open Days, PTA meetings, Inter House Sports Competitions and Graduation/Christmas celebrations.
The success story of MOS and the growing request by parents for continuity for their children (post primary) in MOS led to the establishment of Mount Olive College, Umunya in October, 2017. The College is equipped with physical, educational and environmental facilities to meet the school’s vision which is to provide world class education at that level – a sure pathway to university education and life after that. The school’s goal is that students will acquire skills, competence and qualifications that would enable them thrive and survive and be the best they can be in a competitive and technologically driven world. A world in which they will be proud Nigerians, who express their God given rich heritage locally and internationally.