Mercyland Int'l Schools

"..........Education Par Excellence"

Term Calender


Oba Alake Road, GRA, Ibara Abeokuta

08035666867, 08033464772, 07088469263, 08033475732

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2nd TERM 2018/2019 CALENDAR

Important Dates:

  1. Friday 14th December, 2018_____ End of 1st Term/Vacation Date
  2. Tuesday 25th December, 2018____Christmas Day
  3. Tuesday 1st January, 2019_____ New Year Day
  4. Sunday 6th January, 2019______ Students Resume in the Hostel
  5. Monday 7th January, 2019_____ 2nd Term Begins
  6. Monday 11th – Friday 15th February, 2019_____ Religion and Social Week
  7. Wednesday 20th February, 2019_____ Open Day
  8. Thursday 21st& Friday 22nd February, 2019_____ Mid Term Break
  9. Monday 25th February, 2019______ Resumption From Mid Term Break
  10. Friday 12th April, 2019__________ End of 2nd Term


The school has boarding facilities for both boys and girls. Our boarding facilities are excellent and within very conducive atmosphere for learning and living. Apart from the housemaster who lives with the boarders, there are house assistants for each room.

The house assistants live in the same room with the children under their care. The school keeps full -time dry-cleaners to assist the students with their laundry.

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Team work or the ability to work productively and harmoniously with others is very important in our world today. Special thanks to the parents, teachers and children who worked so tirelessly together on various programmes and class projects - The Class captain's debate teams, Fine Arts Exhibition Team, etc....just to mention a few!

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After School Programme:

After School Programme: Our After School Programme commenced on January as promised by the school and the number of participants shows that it is well received by the parents. The aim of the programme is to meaningfully engage the students in a safe environment while parents go about their individual businesses/work. Lunch is equally served and optional skill acquisition is integrated.

2018 End of Year Activities

Our 2018 End of Year Activities was held on Wednesday, 12th December, 2018. We sincerely appreciate all our parents and guardians who out of their tight schedules, found time to grace the occasion and thus making it a memorable event for our children. May the Lord grant all of us the grace to witness many more End of years in Jesus name.

2019 UTME Registration

Registration for 2019 UTME (JAMB) has started. To participate in the JAMB organized Mock Exam, candidates must complete registration on or before 31st December, 2018. In this regard, students in SSS 3 are to pay a sum of ₦ 20,000.00 not later than 20th December, 2018. The amount covers form, biometric capturing and logistics.

Our Chairman’s 70th Birthday

On Thursday 1st November, 2018, our chairman, Olootu A.G.O Bankole marked his 70th birthday in grand style with the commissioning of OgooluwaBankole Community Model Primary School, Abata-Titun, Ifo which he built and donated to the state government on that day- we are highly touched by the magnitude of love, moral and financial support given to the school and the chairman by our parents and guardians during the ceremony. May God Almighty continue to bless you all.

Compulsory Hostel

in line with the school policy, be reminded that all SSS 3 students must reside in the school hostel from 7th January, 2019 when 2nd term begins till the end of 3rd term in July. This sis to aid adequate preparation and proper concentration of students on their studies as they write crucial and final examinations such as UTME, WASSCE, NECO/SSCE and POST UTME. Over the years, we have seen tremendous benefits of this policy in terms of student’s outstanding performances. We therefore strongly appeal to parents for compliance.


Doxology We have come to that time in the academic year when we look back and count our blessing, and name them one by one. Surely we have been stupendously blessed by God and we almost could not mention them all, but we would not fail to “Enter into his gate with thanksgiving and into his court with praise……..” God has indeed been faithful to us at Mercyland in general, and at the Mercyland hostel in particular.

We thanks God for keeping, guiding, protecting , and shielding us from the notes of evil. This is not particularly because we excel at what we do at Mercyland (HOSTELS), but God in His infinite mercy has decided to “shield” with us and so we can virtually declare without being pompous that Mercyland hostel is the best. As the name Mercyland implies, we have come to realize that it is not of   him that willeth nor of him that runneth, it is of God that sheweth mercy. We are eternally grateful at Mercyland Hostels that God extends his mercy to us as individuals and as a whole family.

Mercyland hostels open her doors to pupils, students-both male and female, ages from eighteen (18) months, and above. No matter the background or foundation of a child at Mercyland hostels , we train  children in a way they should grow, taking into cognizance, the individual personality, weakness, and strength, and since the inception of the hostels, there has never been an exception in the record of “Conformity”.

The male hostel is situated within the school premises and the residential hall is divided into wings, the College boys’ wing and the Primary boys’ wing. The female hostel is situated close to the school along the labour Arena Road in G.R.A. Female boarders are conveyed from the hostel to the school, and back to the hostel by a standby Luxurious bus driven by competent drivers, and conducted by care-givers and Civil Defense men. Mercyland International schools develop the child socially, mentally, spiritually, psychologically and academically, but the children are not over-loaded with academic work so that they do not become dull. Therefore, boarder engage in extra curricula activities namely: Table tennis, Handball, Basket ball, Cycling etc. Boarders are also trained in different vocational fields. Boys train as Barbers, while girls are trained in Baking, Cooking, Hair dressing, Dress making etc. The children also organize hall to hall week featuring. “Talents” hunt in song-miming, Beauty pageant, Debates, Impromptu speeches, Drama, Quiz competition, etc.

Mercyland hostels have got enough moulding, hands on deck and are blessed with a conducive environment for learning and developing “Sound minds”. The hostels are fully equipped and boarders enjoy “state of the art” facilities such as satellite television, video recorders, Telephone facilities, standby “MIKANO” generating sets, clean water, amusement park, well ventilated residential halls, a large dining hall were nutritious foods are attractively served, a decent Snacks Bar (SOYEMI PAVILLION) and a fully equipped health centre with trained medical personnels. There is also a Guidance and Counseling Department, and religious guidance services.

Talking of security, in Mercyland hostels, our Corporate Guards, and Nigeria Police Force, work hand- in – hand to ensure maximum security of our children. “He that keepeth Israel,  neither slumber nor sleeps” When it becomes mandatory for a boarder to go out of the residential hall, a dully signed ‘Exeat’ is issued to such a boarder by his/her housemaster/matron.

The boarders, both boys and girls have special duty roaster which covers all days of the week. The housemaster/ matron ensure that every boarder fully participates in their assigned duties. Activities commences from 4:00 a.m and ends at 10:15p.m, Mondays to Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays, activities commences from 6:00a.m and 9:55p.m on Saturdays and 10:00p.m on Sundays respectively.

On every last Saturday of the month, boards observe their Visiting Day between 10:00a.m and 6:00p.m. The Mercyland hostels are built on a fortress that cannot be shaken.

As mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD God is round about us at Mercyland hostels. Come and share with us, and we will do you good, because the Lord has spoken well concerning us.

                                                                                                                                                                           The House Master.

                                                                                                                                                                         MR, ALPHONSE HOUNGBO