Frequently Asked Questions
Deciding on the right school for your child is difficult and sometimes challenging. There is much to consider to ensure you and your child choose a school that meets your needs, expectations and delivers long-lasting results to ensure your child is armed with the requisite skills to succeed in the world.
We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to which we have given answers to help you with your school selection process. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.
For further information, please contact the admissions office.
Which curriculum do you offer?
Nasir Children Training Centre offers the Ghanaian Education Service Syllabus Curriculum from Nursery right through to JHS 3. In JHS 3 students are expected to sit the Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE . The language of instruction is English.
What time does your school day begin and what time does it end?
The school day begins at 8.am to 2.00pm for the Pre-School, 8.00am to 2.00pm for Primary and 8.00am to 3.20pm for Junior High School.
How many breaks do the students have in a school day?
There are two breaks for every student. The times vary per grade.
Is there a school lunch service, or can my child bring in their own food?
A School canteen is situated on the school campus. A pre-paid cooked meals service is available for primary school students.
How big are your class sizes?
Class sizes are restricted to no more than 28 in a class. In the Primary Section, each class has a dedicated, qualified teacher and full time teaching assistant. In the Junior High School, form tutors are assigned to each class.
Where are your teachers from?
Nasir Children Training Centre is proud of the diversity among its student body and faculty. We have teachers from Ghana, Nigeria, to name but a few
Do you have a co-curricular programme?
Nasir Children Training Centre has a co-curricular programme which means that non-academic activities are acknowledged as being just as important as classroom learning. In the Primary School there are more than 5 different clubs available for students in Year 2 to Year 6. Clubs include drama club, book club, debate club, football club, choir. In the Junior High School there is also a diverse range of clubs on offer including the Environmental, Sports, Music and many more. Every child is expected to choose at least one club per term.
Do you require uniforms?
I want to register my child, what do I do?
Please visit the admissions office, located in the School Administration Block to pick up an information pack, complete with application form and literature on the school. The admissions office will be happy to advise you on availability and any other queries you may have. All prospective parents and visitors are welcome to tour the school. Please enquirer about tours when picking up your registration form.
When will I know if my child has been given a place at the school?
When you register your child and have paid the appropriate registration fee, the admissions office will advise if you will be able to gain a place or inform you if your child has been placed on a waiting list for just one academic year. A letter or email will be sent to you at a later date to confirm the status of your child’s progress in the admission process.
English is not my child’s first language. Can we still enroll them?
As an international school, we recognize that our students come from very different backgrounds and many may not speak English as a first language. NCTC has dedicated teachers to support students who speak English as a second language. Your child will be assessed in order for us to develop a personal learning plan that will meet the needs of your child and ensure a successful academic outcome.
Will my child be expected to sit an entrance exam?
All children will be invited to sit for an assessment. This helps us to know the individual capabilities of your child and how best we can work with the child in the future in order for them to reach their full potential. Students hoping to join the Junior High School will face more rigorous assessments as there are limited spaces available
My child has a disability. Will they still be accepted at the school?
The School’s motto: with Allah nothing is impossibe is embedded in all that NCTC does. We welcome children from all backgrounds, race, creeds and abilities. We have a number of children with learning difficulties and disabilities thriving at the school. As with all children, your child will be assessed and meetings will be held with the parents and teachers to ensure that NCTC can accommodate your child’s needs effectively.