This blog follows the experiences of two St Nicholas pupils.


For a child who had never been to school prior to his admission, Emmanuel keeps improving to the amazement of his teachers. He takes his academics seriously and tries to work hard all the time. One of the areas where he is really improving is his fluency in speaking the English language. He could hardly say or understand a word when he was first admitted. Last term, he took the 12th position in class, out of 22. This term, he took the 9th position.


According to Janet’s teacher, she has really improved this term. Her contribution to class lessons has been exceptional. Last term, she was not too confident with reading, but there has been a lot of improvement this term. She is able to read confidently. She has really worked hard to take the 2nd Position in class this term compared to last term where she came 4th.

Janet and Emmanuel will move from KG2 to Basic 1 and from KG1 to KG2 respectively for the next academic year


Emmanuel has improved his ability to identify and recite numbers. He is now able to recite and identify numbers from 0 to 20. At the start of this term he was only able to recite the numbers from 0 to 10. He is also now able to recite the alphabet from A to Z using phonetics. He has really worked hard throughout the term. For a child who had never attended school before St Nicholas, his teachers are very impressed with his work and the effort he makes. He came 3rd out of 22 in the class after the end of term examinations. He is an excellent student.
He still mingles well with his colleagues and tries to get involved in all class activities.


Janet has tried hard throughout the term and has been really involved in her class. Her attendance record at the school is very good. She is able to identify almost the entire alphabet and is able to read some simple short sentences. She has really worked hard to be one of the best students in the KG2 class. She came 5th out of 19 children after the end of term exams. Janet behaves very well in class and in the school as a whole.


Emmanuel had never been to school before his enrollment. Since joining St. Nicholas three months back, he has been progressing quickly in academics. Emmanuel has an artistic skill as he is good in drawing and coloring. He is able to identify and recite numbers up to 10 and recite alphabets up to N, using phonetics. He could not speak English at all but now he is able to express himself with simple vocabularies.

Emmanuel is interested in playing football. He freely mingles with friends but naturally, he is a reserved person. He does not retaliate when his mates offend him, rather, he makes a report to his teacher. He is very excited about school and always attends.


Janet is a very active student in class. When she joined the school, she did not have confidence in writing but has improved quite well now. She is able to recite and identify all the alphabets. She is able to recite numbers up to 50 and identify up to 20. She is also good in counting with objects.

Janet has been observed by her teacher to be interested in singing, dancing and recitals. She is a sociable person who is very free with her mates. She is cheerful most of the time and is very punctual in school. Her teacher has remarked that she is one of the promising students of the class

Emmanuel comes from a family of two set of twins, making the children five. He is the first child of the family.
His father, Joseph Napzor is a forklift operator but his mother, Francisca Awusi is unemployed and is currently nursing the last twin babies. The family lives from hand to mouth, as all dependency is on his father’s income. With such a large family to feed, the money his father makes does not get the family anywhere.
Prior to his enrolment, Emmanuel had never been to school and probably would never have, because his family is in a serious survival crisis. His admission in St. Nicholas has been such a big relief to his family who are very happy that their son has also joined in the league of education. Emmanuel is in class KG1

Janet is the daughter of Moses Dekpey who is a mechanic and Forgive Gakpetor, a seamstress. According to her mother, Janet’s father left home when she was eight months old due to marital misunderstandings. When Janet was of school going age, she was first enrolled in Marijay Academy, where her mother was working at the time. Janet remained at this school with support from her father, however, after some time, this support stopped and her mother’s salary was too little to pay for the fee, therefore, she withdrew Janet and took her to another school without her father’s knowledge. Janet’s father later discovered that she had been enrolled in another school. He gave the little support he could but was not able to do this for long. The burden then fell back to her mother who could not afford Janet’s education and as such withdrew her and sought a place for her in St. Nicholas. Prior to being enrolled in St. Nicholas, Janet was to be in Basic One, however, admission was being done mainly for KG1 and so that is the class she was admitted to on enrolment. In assessing her though, her teachers discovered that she is very smart and far above the class. Janet is in class KG2. 

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