PROFILE OF NNSS OJO
Name and Type of School. The official name of the school is Nigerian Navy Secondary School (NNSS) Ojo. The school is a co-educational school with boarding facilities for girls only. All boys are day students.
Date of Establishment. NNSS Ojo is the first secondary school established by the Nigerian Navy in 1982.
Location. NNSS Ojo is located in Navy Town, a Nigerian Navy Barracks in Oriade Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
Purpose of Establishment. As the first NNSS, the primary role of the school is to provide qualitative education for secondary school aged children of serving and retired NN personnel, other services and civilians.
Leadership and Management. The school is managed by the School Management Committee headed by the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral IE Ibas. The day to day activities of the school are overseen by a Commandant who is assisted by a Deputy Commandant and 4 Vice Principals. The pioneer Commandant of the school was Commander EA Molokwu who retired as a Navy Captain. The current management team of the school is as follows:
a. Commandant – Commander IA Ahmed
b. Deputy Commandant – Lieutenant Commander AO Onyimba-Ozah
c. Vice Principal Academics (Senior) Mr WA Salaam
d. Vice Principal Academics (Junior) Mr AA Olayiwola
e. Vice Principal Administration (Senior) Mrs MD Nabaida
f. Vice Principal Administration (Junior) Mrs FE Nnaeto
Organisation. NNSS Ojo is a relatively big school with a population of over 2000 students from JSS 1 to SSS 3. Each class is organised into 6 arms named after Nigerian Navy Ships (NNS). These are Agu, Ayam, Barama, Damisa, Ekpe and Ekun. The students are administered in 4 houses named after past Chiefs of the Naval Staff namely; Admirals JEA Wey, NB Soroh, MA Adelanwa and AA Aduwo.
School Activities. NNSS Ojo prides itself as a centre of excellence offering comprehensive academic and non-academic development for secondary school aged children. If offers education in academic subjects in line with the National Basic Education curriculum which covers cognitive, affective and psychomotor development of students. In addition to curriculum-based activities, NNSS Ojo is an exciting school for students. It students engages all year round in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to broaden and enrich their learning experiences. These activities include the yearly Inter-House Sports Competition, Valedictory Service, Christmas Carol, Cultural Day and Career Week. These events are always memorable, not only to the students but to the entire school community. Furthermore, NNSS Ojo is a briefing and marking centre for WAEC and a pilot centre for the study of French Language. At the moment, the school is putting in every effort to secure its approval as a Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Computer Base Test Centre.
Achievements: NNSS Ojo has historically recorded excellent results in academic and related endeavours. Some of its recent achievements are as follows:
a. In 2011, Miss Kanayo Uduani Nwigbo of NNSS Ojo was honoured with the National Distinction Merit award for excellent performance in the year’s WASCE.
b. In 2012, the school recorded 89.6% of candidates with 5 credits and above including English Language and Mathematics. This compares favourably with the national average of 20.4%.
c. In February 2013, an ex-student of NNSS Ojo Miss Favour Asuquo Ibok emerged as the best graduating student in the University of Lagos Convocation ceremony with a First Class in Accounting and a GPA of 4.89 in a 5-point scale.
d. NNSS Ojo was honoured for its excellent performance in the 2013 International Junior Science Olympiad.
e. The school also received awards at NNPC/Chevron National Art competitions for Nigerian Secondary Schools. At the Centre for Black and African Arts Civilization (CBACC) competition, the school took the first position; a position it has maintained for the past 2 years.