CULTURAL HERITAGE OF MAYFLOWER PRIVATE SCHOOL: Mayflower Private School stands out among its contemporaries as a school with a rich cultural heritage. It is no gain saying that predominantly, Mayflower School was established to propagate and ensure the socio-cultural integration of the diverse Nigeria nation in terms of ethnic groupings. From inception in 1956 to date, students’ enrollment has reflected a mixture of students from the various ethnic groups in Nigeria and other African countries. The school does not discriminate nor segregate. Rather, it is highly accommodating.
STAFFING: Mayflower Private School is first among equals, and it is blazing the trail while others follow. In the area of staffing, the management has been very meticulous in ensuring quality of teaching by conducting well supervised written and oral test for applicants. It is pertinent at this juncture to emphasize the fact that Mayflower Private School parades close to seventy teachers who are all graduates, and most of whom have teaching qualifications. There is no doubt that the number and quality of teachers will affect work load and quality of teaching. Mayflower Private School is conscious of this and therefore ensures that a teacher teaches only his specialty subject.
STUDENTS’ ENROLLMENT FIGURE: It will not be a fallacy to say that Mayflower Private School enjoys about the greatest patronage in the entire state among private schools. The students’ enrollment figure that stands at approximately one thousand students (1,000) is perhaps second to none. It is obvious that every parent would want or desire a school that offers quality and standard education. Our results speak volumes. The 266 first set of graduating students in 2011/2012 SSCE recorded a remarkable 94% of passes at cred level, while in the current year 2012/2013 the 218 candidates presented for SSCE recorded a landmark result of 99% passes at credit level. We therefore enjoin you to allow your child to be part of this success story.
STATE OF FACILITIES: Mayflower Private School right from inception has ensured the provision of standard facilities in all areas of school life. There are good and standard sports facilities, spacious and well ventilated classrooms with reasonable number of students, laboratories for science subjects, workshop for technical and vocational subjects, well equipped and adequately staffed sickbay, well equipped library with contemporary book collections, ICT centre with internet facilities etc.
The Students’ dormitories are delight to all parents. The dormitories are as old as the school itself. This scheme has over several decades served the interest of parents who desire an ideal hostel for the grooming of their children morally. It provides well ventilated hostel rooms in an ideal environment. In order to make life comfortable for students and for proper monitoring and supervision, there are matrons, patrons and hostel wardens who are being managed by the Director of Students’ Second Home. In the area of energy maintenance, the school has industrial generators to augment power supply by the PHCN. This ensures proper illumination of the entire school compound and makes academic work easier. It also facilitates supply of water which is very paramount in a school system.
PROMOTION OF COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION: Mayflower School has always emphasized the promotion of Comprehensive education as epitomized by the late sage himself, Dr. Tai Solarin, who believed that you can only be a complete man when you have an all-round education/training. He believed in “Do-it-yourself” approach to life. Self-reliance or self-sufficiency was his watchword. Promotion of trade, vocation or artistry has been an integral part of curricular and co-curricular offerings in Mayflower Private School. A child, on completion of his educational pursuit should be self-reliant and not necessarily look for a white collar job. Mayflower Private School therefore does provide an all-round education by emphasizing all the areas of educational domain – cognitive, affective and psycho motor. Students have been made to belong to one society or the other. Such societies include: carpentry, shoe making, photographic, bakery, tailoring, horticultural, life and health etc.
PARTICIPATION IN INTER SCHOOLS COMPETITIONS: Mayflower Private School has always taken part in various programmes – be it educational or sports, such as: debates, quiz, JETS, Cowbell Mathematics Competition, OSATE’S (Ogun State Association of Teachers of English) programmes, National Yoruba Language Essay Competition (won twice by MPS) and a host of others. The school has always won laurels in these areas.
PRODUCTION OF YEAR BOOK: Mayflower Private School has given priority attention to the production of a Year Book on an annual basis. It is believed that the year book will always serve as a souvenir and repertoire of information concerning the life and time of a particular student vis-à-vis his numerous school or class mates, particularly when they have all dispersed into the world. It showcases what every student of a particular set represents and gives sense of identity and belonging to them.
At this juncture we mention that our mission and vision have been clearly and succinctly spelt out in the write up. The choice is yours. We implore you to avail yourself of this opportunity to enroll your child.
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