British International School Lagos

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British International School Lagos (BIS) is a British international school in Oniru Private Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.[1] It opened in September 2001. The school's students include Nigerians and foreigners and range in age from 11 to 18.[2] The school includes a boarding facility.[3] As of 2002 most teachers are expatriates.[4] The school is owned and operated by a Nigerian royal family residing in Lagos, and as of 2013 Prince Mustapha Oniru is the school administrator.[5]

History[edit]

BIS has surprisingly never had to change campuses to cope with their rapid expansion, which is unlike many schools. It has seen various changes in head of school, with the average principal span lasting 4 years.The head of school as of 2016 was MR.Howard Bullock

In August 2008 a helicopter landed on the school property without permission. The school authorities refused to allow the pilot of the helicopter to take off.[6]

Curriculum[edit]

In 2002 the school began teaching German.[7] According to Olajumoe Oladele,[8] the school had difficulty finding qualified German teachers, so the possibility that the school would have to cancel its German classes existed. According to Oladele, the principal of the British School stated that some students were wishing to take GC A-level examinations in the German language and that there was large interest in German among the student body.[7] Due to the increasingly difficult economic situations that plagued Nigeria in 2015/2016, the school began to offer Key Stage 4 (A-level) classes starting in September 2016.

Facilities[edit]

The campus includes a multi-purpose hall; a swimming pool; a theatre; and suites for computers, music, and tutorials. Encomium Weekly described the school as being "the most modern in Lagos" in 2013.[9] BIS commenced building for a state-of-the art swimming pool in 2014, but little is known about the progress thus far. Because of the sheer size of its football field, the school grounds are often used to host football tournaments and competitions over the weekends and during the summer holiday.

Operations[edit]

As of 2013, the annual tuition of a boarding secondary school student is over 6,000,000 Naira, while a day student has an annual tuition of N5,000,000.[10] That year Encomium Weekly ranked the school as being among the most expensive in Lagos


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." British International School Lagos. Retrieved on May 1, 2015. "1 Landbridge Avenue Oniru Private Estate P.O. Box 75133 Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria"
  2. ^ "About BIS." British International School Lagos. Retrieved on May 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Boarding." British International School Lagos. Retrieved on May 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Momodu, Shaka. "Nigeria: Lagos British School Crisis Blamed On Mismanagement." Thisday. May 15, 2002. Retrieved on May 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Royal wedding: Nigerian prince marries in Loughgall village" (Archive). BBC. 16 August 2013. Retrieved on 11 May 2015.
  6. ^ Eze, Chinedu. "Lagos British School Seizes Helicopter" (Archive). Thisday. 9 August 2008. Retrieved on 9 May 2015. See at HighBeam Business.
  7. ^ a b Orjinta, Aloysius Ikechukwu. Womanismus als Methode der Interpretation deutscher literarischer Texte: Zur religiösen Struktur moderner Frauenbilder in ausgewählten Werken Heinrich Bölls. Diplomica Verlag (DE), 2014. ISBN 3954252988, 9783954252985. p. 27.
  8. ^ Orjinta, Aloysius Ikechukwu. Womanismus als Methode der Interpretation deutscher literarischer Texte: Zur religiösen Struktur moderner Frauenbilder in ausgewählten Werken Heinrich Bölls. Diplomica Verlag (DE), 2014. ISBN 3954252988, 9783954252985. p. 26-27.
  9. ^ "MOST EXPENSIVE SECONDARY SCHOOLS ON PARADE" (Archive). Encomium Weekly. September 6, 2013. Retrieved on May 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "Parents groan under rising cost of education" (Archive). Newswatch Times. 14 September 2013. Retrieved on 9 May 2015.

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