Academic Probation

ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (OR ACADEMIC PROBATION)

This a programme geared towards getting our weak students to work at an acceptable pace,through a close supervision of their studies, monitoring of their study habits and teaching them study skills. A student is placed on academic assistance when he/she scores below our least acceptable average grade of 65% in any of our continuous assessment tests or exams.
The student on Academic Assistance does not take part in the following extra-curricular activities: clubs, choir, altar servers, athletic teams, weekend videos, and visiting with friend’s family on visiting days. The student on Academic Assistance will spend those extra-curricular activities in study hall under close supervision that ensures progress in those subjects and areas where the student has difficulties or performs poorly.
Class teachers and counsellors are to supervise their students on Academic Assistance. Every two weeks, these teachers are to give the principal a brief report on the academic progress of the students. Where necessary, subject teachers may also be asked to write a report on a student on Academic Assistance. The student will remain on Academic Assistance until the next academic assessment, after the grades for that assessment are published.
The student will go off Academic Assistance when there is a remarkable improvement in grades, through sustained improvement in studies generally, and earnest academic purpose displayed by the student in question.
Jesuit Memorial College does not want students to be on Academic Assistance, and therefore calls on other students to assist those on Academic Assistance to come off assistance as soon as possible. Academic improvement is our goal for all students, and we pray that this negative motivation will help those on probation.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Only the JMC students who have successfully completed all the required course work, the three weeks of community or service project, the Citizenship and Leadership Training programme, the Kairos retreat, and are found to be worthy in character and learning will be eligible to graduate from the college. Excellence in academic work in JMC is measured by the students obtaining the least acceptable grade of 65% average in all the courses offered. Students who do not meet this minimum standard are placed on Accelerated Academic Assistance programme until they do so.

A student is considered a JMC graduate when he/she receives a JMC diploma. The diploma is an official document from the school which indicates the student’s successful completion of JMC’s required course of study. SS 3 students are eligible for graduation if and only if they have

  • Completed all the Continuous assessment tests and the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the NECO-SSCE
  • Are in good discipline standing with the Prefect of Discipline and the Vice-principal(Student’s life)

In addition to the above criteria of excellence in academics and in character, in order to graduate and receive a Jesuit Memorial College diploma, all graduating students are required to participate in the graduation retreat, baccalaureate mass and the graduation ceremony. The JMC’s Graduation Exercises or Graduation Ceremony is the most important event of the school year. This ceremony is a celebration of JMC’s mission and values and the students who have embraced those values over the course of their JMC career. While the diploma connotes the student’s completion of a course of study, the graduation exercises celebrate the fact that this student has come to embody the Profile of the Graduate at Graduation. As a result, participation in the graduation exercises is considered a special privilege reserved for those students whose standing with the school merits public acknowledgement and celebration.