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Name of School


INTERNATIONAL MODEL SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, AFIKPO

Location / Contact

International Model School for the Deaf
(Macgregor Hill)
P.O. BOX 668, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, West Africa
Telephone: Director: +2348034733914(Text Message)
Vice-Principal/Interpreter: +234803933070(Voice)
Email: africabestdeafschool@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.imsd.org



Type of School
It is a full-fledged elementary and secondary school carefully designed to offer deaf and hard-of-hearing children excellent academic and moral education.

Vision
Our vision is to serve as a catalyst for the total emancipation of deaf and hard-of-hearing children by focusing on the intellectual, mental, sound moral and physical development of the deaf child.

Mission
Provision of excellent and academic and moral instruction to the hearing impaired.

Academic Information.
IMSD operates on the conventional school calendar. The school’s academic year/session comprises three terms that run from September to July with short holidays in December and April, and long holiday in August. Admission is open to all deaf and hard of hearing persons without any form of discrimination on the basis of age, gender, tribe/race, religion or any other unlawful considerations.

School Colours
White, Blue and orange

Year founded
1999

Founders/proprietors
Mr. Promise Uche G.G. Nwode

Principal / Head teacher
Mr. Charles Igwe

No. of Classes
Primaries 1 to 6
JSS 1 to 3
SSS 1 to 3
A total of 12 classes

No. of Teachers
Ten (12 and visiting teachers and volunteers)

Amenities / Facilities
1. Primary School Classes
2. Secondary School Classes
3. Students Hostels
4. Auditorium
5. Sporting Facilities
6. Library

Major achievements
1. First organized secondary school for the deaf in the Eastern part of the country.
2. Provides scholarship to indigent deaf students
3. Networking and partnerships with foreign and local institutions.
4. Recognitions from State Governments.
5. Successful training of deaf students
6. Successful enrolment of students for the SSCE

Comments by Proprietor:
Rev Promise Uche Nwode (Deaf)

At IMSD teaching our students is a joy and a living thrill. Our teachers teach innovatively as they rejoice at the wonderful privilege of sharing their academic knowledge and experience with their students. Our students are exposed to intellectual and practical academic experience that leads to productive work, academic excellence leading to the award of First School Leaving Certificate (elementary school); Junior Secondary School Certificate and SSCE/WAEC/NECO Senior School Certificate (secondary School). Our system also leads our deaf students to develop healthy self-esteem, good morality, honest and selfless service, personal development and satisfaction. As a strong community of excellence, we do not and cannot tolerate any form of cheating or dishonest work.

Comments by Head Teacher/Principal
IMSD is open and committed to networking and partnering with institutions, schools and organisations offering educational, health and welfare services to deaf children. We solicit for sponsors and philanthropists who are interested in sponsoring our indigent students through elementary and/or secondary school. We are interested in networking and partnering in the areas of information dissemination, capacity building, and programmes exchange and personnel development.

Polytechnic and university graduates going out from their institutions to begin their one-year compulsory Nigeria Youths Service Corps (NYSC) programme are welcome as interns to associate with our deaf students and teach them. This will be an opportunity for some of them to learn Sign Language, understand the deaf, and eventually feel called to serve among the deaf. Education students on IT (Industrial Training) and TP(Teaching Practice) are also warmly accepted.

Deaf people in Europe interested in doing research works on the deaf and/or reaching out to the Third World deaf people in the area of education should let us know their interest in partnering with us. We are in the right position to provide reliable guidance/information on all deaf schools and the socio-economic and political situation of the deaf in Southern Nigeria. They can use our school as their base/centre from where to begin to their work—visiting neighbouring deaf schools and planning programs for them.
Selected students

Comments by Exced.net
We salute and celebrate the courage of Promise Uche Nwode in taking a bold and rare step in establishing this school. Education is a right for all no matter one’s state and circumstances. Deny a child access to education and you deny him access to life. The International Model School for the Deaf is here to stay. Do you have or know someone who is hearing impaired. It is a life challenge and not a sickness nor disease. Never and do not condemn them to a state of helplessness. They can live full lives and become whatever every other person desires and dreams to become. Send them to this school. Better still; support this school through your widow’s donations.

How to Apply
Faith Akosa
Interpreter Sign Language (hearing) International Model School for the Deaf
(Macgregor Hill)
P.O. BOX 668, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, West Africa
Telephone: Director: +2348034733914(Text Message)
Vice-Principal/Interpreter: +234803933070(Voice)
Email: africabestdeafschool@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.imsd.org

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