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Academic Assembly

This takes into cognizance the two assessments in a term and average results are read out at an assembly.  The following are recognized;

  1. First Five students in each Class
  2. Merit certificate winners
  3. Academic excellence awardees
  4. Remarkable progress
  5. Good attitude to work.

We use this to encourage our students “TO BE THE BEST”

Academic Support Programmes include:

  1. Remedial Lessons
  2. Mathematics Clinic Support
  3. Hostel Tutorial
  4. Academic Detention.

Promotion Criteria

PROMOTION to the next class is not automatic. For the avoidance of doubt, please find below the criteria for promotion for Junior and Senior students respectively:

Junior School

An annual aggregate score of at least 60% in each of at least Nine (9) subjects or Themes including the core subjects. The core subjects include Mathematics, English Language, Basic Science, Technology and Nigerian Language.

Senior School

Students in the senior classes must attain six (6) credits (60%) and above including Mathematics and English Language. They MUST also have credits in any subject of their choice in each of the under-listed groups:

  1. ARTS: Government, CRK, History and Literature- in-English
  2. COMMERCIAL: Accounts, Commerce/Business Studies, Economics
  3. SCIENCE: Chemistry, Physics, Further Maths, Biology

External Examinations

  • West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
  • Basic Education Certificate of Examination (BECE)
  • Cambridge Checkpoint Examination.

We are proud to say that in the last 20 years, Dowen College has recorded 100% successes in our external examinations and in our anniversary year, our WAEC results show a record of A1 – 36.3%, A1to B3 – 83.4% and A1 to C6 – 97.4%, 100% overall Pass.

Our dedicated, loyal and hardworking management and staff of Dowen College, who are readily committed to the ideals and motto of the school “TO BE THE BEST” helped to make this possible. Also, we have recorded 100% tertiary education achievement and all our alumni all over the world have excelled in their academics with many of them obtaining doctoral degrees and holding enviable jobs across the world.