If a student has difficulty recognizing his or her responsibilities in relation to the expectations we have set out, an adult in charge will intervene and respond with an appropriate action. These actions may include:
Restriction of privileges and activities
Parent-student conference with Institute personnel
Extra classroom work
As might be expected, the more serious the misbehavior, the more severe the consequence. The following are considered "major" acts of misconduct and will be dealt with by exclusion, suspension, expulsion, or other severe measures:
Physical assault causing pain or injury
Use of intimidation, coercion, or force
Behaviors dangerous to self or others
Willful damage to property
Possession or use of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, or other contraband items
Repeated violation of general expectations and classroom rules
Use of, and/or possession of a weapon
Belligerent behavior including swearing or abusive language
Excessive truancy or excessive lateness.
Students are expected to adhere to acceptable standards of courtesy, decency, and morality.
• Any offense that is described and defined in the Ministry of Education’s Rules and Regulations will be dealt with according to the regulations proposed by the Ministry of Education.
• Before any of the offenses to be punished the management will make a serious effort to review the whole issue from all angles and may consider the case to be referred to a professional counselor so as to help the child or the person involved rectify and become a better person and a productive citizen.
The institute is a place where students, staff, parents, and the community are committed to:
A safe, caring, and stimulating environment where high standards of achievement are encouraged
Meeting the academic, physical, and emotional needs of students
A strong discipline policy which encourages accountability for actions
Providing a program of academics and complementary courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly changing future
Enhancing the development of responsible citizens
Promoting individual wellness.
5. Library and Resource Centre
The mission of the library and Resource Centre is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and have many sources at hand. The librarian provides individual help and formal instruction so students learn to access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources.
Resources and Policies:
The LRC contains materials to support the Institute’s curriculum. Because of that focus, the LRC will usually have more resources on curriculum topics than other libraries. Students are encouraged to make a thorough search of these resources and request assistance from the librarian before looking elsewhere.
The LRC collection includes print and non-print resources. Books, magazines, Internet, and CD-ROMs are available for student use.
There are 45 computers for students to use. Students should fill out an application to use the Internet in their free time. The application should be signed by teacher in charge. The application contains the rules for using the computers and the consequences for misuse. The Institute resources are available to all students at the LRC.
Books cannot be borrowed from the library but only used within the campus.
Audiovisual equipment and videos may be used for class assignments and other Institute related activities at the Institute only with the permission of the directing teacher.
Parents and students must ensure that the fee is paid on time, failure to disburse the fee before the deadline will results in a penalty of 2% per month on the remaining amount until paid. Parents are welcomed to apply for installment plan in writing prior to the due date. Parents must remain with the invoice and payment receipts at all time during all the three years. In case of any audit or misunderstanding on payment, parents will be required to submit the original as proof of payment to vouch that payment was done as required otherwise full payment will be required.
Many students and parents are facing psychological and personal problems which need to be looked into if it affects the performance of the students. Teachers will identify students with such problems and refer it to the principal. Extreme confidentiality should be maintained at all times.
8. Fund raising
Student should be encouraged to take part in social activities and identify two projects per annum. The project should arouse empathy and concern about other human beings in the student. A proper project write-up will be submitted to the Head of the Institute who will issue letters to parents and other companies for support.
All cash collected should be sent to the account department, receipts issued to the donors and expenses will be disbursed as per budget based on the project write-up.
8.1. Student Council.
The council of students’ representatives is a body of students who are elected democratically by the students to represent the views of the student body in the Institute administration. This Council is made up of a team of teachers-in-charge which comprises a senior teacher who is assigned with the duty of moderating and facilitating the functions of the council appointed by the principal. The committee will be made of a chairman assisted by a vice, preferably a woman to balance the gender equality, and a general secretary added with 3-5 more members. The team of seven will represent the student body. The team will decide to appoint their own committee to take care of the academic, discipline, environment, and sports.
The following are the two objectives of the council
To contribute to the improvement of quality of life in the Institute.
To promote Institute leadership qualities of charity, goodness, morality, industry, scholarship and upholding of democratic values.
The student representatives are elected democratically by the students and the teacher-in-charge of the council is responsible for the election process. Upon the nomination announcement the candidates are to fill in the nomination form and submit it to the teacher-in-charge.
The candidates will be given a public opportunity to express their manifesto in a campaign meeting. Upon peaceful and fair completion of polling, votes will be counted by a panel of teachers appointed by the principal. The elected representatives will swear in a public meeting in the presence of the head of the Institute and the teacher-in- charge.
The general responsibilities of the council are the following.
To officially represent all the students in the Institute.
To communicate the opinion of the student body to the Institute administration on any subject.
To promote and encourage the involvement of students in organizing activities.
To inform students about any subject that concerns them.
To participate in charitable activities.
To participate in the process of revision of Institute regulations.
To organize functions.
To participate in developing the Institute’s educational project and to promote it to students.
To propose activities that would improve the quality of life in the Institute.
To maintain good relations, out of mutual respect, with the Institute staff (head of the Institute, teaching faculty and non-teaching staff) and parents.
To facilitate best interaction in a learning environment.
Ensure that academic equipment and materials (i.e. Projectors, tapes, audio/visual video machines, computers, text books etc) are handled with care and safeguarded against loss or damage.
Ensure that academic tours and projects are conducted to promote learning.
Ensure academic issues to be handled sensibly and forwarded in writing to the Institute administration through the proper channel of the committee.
Ensure that the displays in all the notice boards are well maintained and are not tampered with.
Fully responsible without excuse to maintain discipline in the Institute.
Ensure that students respect their teachers and the general public in and outside Institute.
Ensure that there is no bullying, stealing or insubordination towards teacher(s) and among students.
Ensure that students do not have (bring) illegal items (items that are not allowed i.e. transistors, tape recorders, cameras, and cell-phone) to Institute.
Report to the class teacher students who leave Institute during the Institute hours.
Ensure that all students wear the Institute uniform in full.
Ensure the Institute property, desks, chairs, cupboard, bookshelves are handled with care and any damage reported immediately for repairs.
Promote care and counselling of student companions.
Ensure that all students wear decent clothing acceptable to the Nation’s integrity and culture.
Ensure that cleanliness and hygiene of students is maintained.
Ensure that students with ill health seek medical attention.
Ensure the compound is tidy and garden well kept.
Ensure there is enough and safe water in the filter throughout.
Ensuring care for Institute vegetation by promoting best practice i.e. planting trees.
Ensure that Institute sports and games equipment are handled with care and safeguarded from loss or damage.
Maintain students discipline during sports and games
Assist sports teachers to plan, organize, control and co ordinate sports activities.
Promote and strengthen students spirits in taking part in sports and co-curricular activities
Responsibilities of the Chairman and vice.
To ensure the objectives and responsibilities are upheld. They are supposed to be a role model for other students.
Responsibilities of the general secretary
Maintaining the records of the council of students’ representatives.
Writing the minutes of the council’s meetings.
To be official channel of communication between the student body and the council of students’ representatives.
To assist and support the heads of the council and the class representatives as need arises.
To assist the teacher-in-charge to in writing the reports of the council to the Institute administration.
Being a leader of the student council bear with it a great responsibility. A certain moral behavior and personality is required to be maintained at all times. Any member of the Student Council found breaking or challenging the Disciplinary policies of the Institute will be immediately relieved from his/her duties.
8.2. Text and Exercises books
The Institution will not provide any texts or exercise books. Books related to the course are available at the library for reference.
This policy constitutes the running of Institute and all students and parents are bounded to abide by its rules and regulations.