The School of Preliminary Studies, Doyen Academy is an accredited examination center for the Cambridge International Examinations and also prepares students on full-time basis for the Cambridge Advanced Level Exam. The school commenced real academic work in August 2005. The first set of students wrote the May/June 2006 examination with 87.5% success in the Cambridge Advanced Level International Exam. Almost all the successful students gained admission immediately into the 2nd year degree programmes.
The school is being governed by University Professors, mostly from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The school is well located in a serene environment along Enugu-Abakaliki Express way, Nkpologwu, Enugu.
You need this school, to fast track your University admission locally or abroad. If you did not meet the UTME cut-off and still want to join your mates in 2nd year at the universities, then come to Doyen Academy
OUR 4-IN-1 PROGRAMME
- Cambridge Advanced Level Programme (A/L CIE)
- O/Level Remedial
- UTME/Post-UTME Preparation
- Overseas Admissions
Advanced Level is a stop-gap programme between the secondary school and the university. It is as old as the university education itself. It has always been the standard requirement for university admission worldwide. In Nigeria, it is the first requirement for every course as seen in the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) brochure. It is the candidates who do not have this standard requirement that are required to sit for the UTME examination. Many of the university graduates of the 60s, 70s and even 80s passed through the 2-year Advanced Level course, the Higher School Certificate (HSC) course. Essentially, the Advanced Level is normally the first year and, in some cases, part of the second year course of a university. It is the basic course of 3 principal subjects of a student’s professional or educational course in the university. For instance, a student reading Medicine in the university will offer Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the first year degree programme. It is these subjects that candidates offering Advanced Level programme must study also. Hence, Advanced Level graduates automatically gain admission through the direct entry mode to the University without recourse to taking any Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME and Post UTME.
Various bodies offer Advanced Level examinations including W.A.E.C, but the Cambridge Advanced Level examination (CIE), has enhanced International status as the examination is conducted worldwide in May/June and October/November every year. The relevance and integrity of such examination is self-evident and not in doubt as it makes a candidate’s academic worth comparable to others in such countries in Europe, America, Canada and indeed all over the world. In these days in which many examination bodies are stigmatized with examination malpractices, it is wise to have this as additional qualification that can vouch for one’s academic status in the highly competitive world of learning and the labour market.
University admission in Nigeria is plagued with uncertainties. In some cases, many brilliant candidates’ results in UTME are seized. Some others expecting high scores are surprised of the ridiculous scores given to them. Those with even good scores may not gain admission in view of the competitive nature of the admission exercise as about 10% of the candidates eventually scale through. Worse still, some candidates after scaling the hurdles of UTME/Post UTME examinations are disappointed because of some deficiencies in the school certificate results either due to weak passes or outright seizure of some subjects prerequisite to the courses they intend to pursue in the university. Besides, many students did not complete the Senior Secondary syllabus in some subjects despite obtaining passing grades in those subjects.
All these problems can be solved while simultaneously pursuing the Advanced Level Programme without losing time. Besides, the Advanced Level candidates will perform better in UTME examination than ordinary SS3 or Remedial or pre-degree graduates from our Universities.
The Advanced Level Programme is also a maturation programme giving the student a foretaste of the University education. It is for the foregoing reason that Advanced Level graduates always distinguish themselves in the Universities.
Gaining admission into Doyen Academy now opens to you the opportunity of direct admission to top Universities abroad, including highly-rated Universities in the United Kingdom (UK). As the student studies and completes his A-Level programme, he is opened upto many opportunities and possibilities for direct university admission in Nigeria as well, if the student so desires.
Doyen Academy is thus offering its students and Nigerians a once-in-a-life-time opportunity for quality oversea education, through this Foundation Programme.
Our students leave the school as soon as they gain University admission in Nigeria, through the UTME. At the same time, students on the Foundation Programme are practically in their first year degree programme of distinguished foreign universities affiliated to Doyen Academy and will simply proceed to the 2nd year of the degree course in their chosen disciplines overseas.
Each prospective candidate is to offer three of the following subjects prerequisite to the proposed course of study in the University: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics, Divinity (November admission only), Business Studies, Accounting, Literature in English and History, Law, Geography and Psychology.
Applicants must possess one of the following:
(i) WASC, NECO, GCE O/L or equivalent.
(ii) A good SS2 promotion transcript or Mock for those awaiting
(iii) Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificates from recognised
universities and polytechnics.
(iv) NCE from recognized Colleges of Education.
12 months (minimum): Full Time:
(For the CIE Programme)
The school admits twice in a year:
- July Admission
- November Admission
The duration depends on time of entry and candidate’s performance at the selection examination (Mock exam), which is about two months to the registration for the Cambridge International Examination. The July admission is profitable to fresh SS3 graduates awaiting the May/June WAEC/NECO exams results. It gives them the opportunity to be gainfully or profitably occupied while awaiting their results. The July and November admissions are open to all categories of applicants.
Candidates can apply at anytime, indicating the period of admission.
- Self-contained (1-in-1)
- Self-contained (2-in-1)
- Self-contained (3-in-1)
- Semi Self-contained (4-in-1)
First semester fees: N190,000 (lunch inclusive)
Second semester fees: N130,000 (lunch inclusive)
Third semester fees: N130,000 (lunch inclusive)
Compulsory Supper: N40,000 per semester (students in the school hostel)
1. Dormitory: N50,000 per person per session.
2. Semi Self contained: (four in a room) N70,000 per person, per session.
3. Self contained: (Three in a room) N90,000 per person, per session.
4. Self contained: (Two in a room) N110,000 per person, per session.
5. Self contained: (One in a room) N200,000 per person, per session.
Medical Deposit: N10,000
All fees are payable once at the beginning of the Academic session, but first semester fees can be paid twice within the first semester.
Application forms can be obtained from the following places with a processing fee of N5,000. only:
||The School of Preliminary Studies
Express Road, Nkpologwu
|| For on-line application, Pay N5,000 into Doyen Academy Account at any branch of:
||First Bank Plc
||Zenith Bank Plc
Use the Teller Number to complete the application on-line in our website: www.doyenacademy.org
Ven. Prof. T. C. Madueme (Chairman).
Prof. J.O. Ademiluyi.
Prof. M. Oyesanya.
Prof. C. Akubuo.
Prof. C. N. Uchendu.
Prof. C. Igbo
Sample results of our past graduates with their university admissions are shown below. They are by no means exhaustive.
University of Ibadan
University of Benin, Benin.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.Medicine and Surgery
University of Ibadan.
University of Ibadan.
Okorie, Somtochukwu Ezinne
University of Ibadan Dental surgery
The benefits of studying at Doyen Academy, Enugu are numerous and they include:
- Gainfully engaged after SS3 while awaiting University admission.
- The O/Level deficiences remedied while advancing in studies.
- Direct University admission into 2nd year locally and abroad.
- 1st year University syllabus covered prior to UMTE admission.
- Under-aged persons get matured while advancing in studies without losing time.
- A world class university education based on University of Cambridge International Curriculum.
- A higher and International Certificate of the University of Cambridge (GCE Advanced Level)
- UMTE and Post-UMTE Examinations made easy.
- In the labour market, the Advanced Level holder is placed on higher salary scale than the School Certificate holder.
- Overseas admission with ease.
|NAME & EXAM NO.
|Nnoka Kenechukwu Chisom NG291/0024
||CHM(A*), BIO(A), PHY(B)
|Nwobodo Joy Joseph NG291/0026
||CHM(A), PHY(A), BIO(C)
|Bamisaye Caleb Ebunoluwa NG291/0009
||CHM(A*), BIO(B), PHY(C)
|Anebelundu Henry Somadina NG291/0005
||CHM(A), BIO(B), PHY(A)
|Chima-Onumajuru Adaeze Pelwis NG291/0009
||CHM(A), PHY(B), BIO(B)
|Ugwu Kingsley Ifeanyichukwu NG291/0032
||CHM(A), PHY(A), BIO(C)
|Okpala Onyedikachukwu Edwin NG291/0025
||CHM(A), PHY(A), BIO(C)
|Anthony Samuel Chinonyerem NG291/0004
||CHM(A), PHY(B), BIO(C)
|Aja-onu Onyebuchi Rebecca NG291/0002
||PHY(A), CHM(B), MTH(C)
|Ikengwu Chisom Costandi NG291/0012
||PHY(A), MTH(C), CHM(C)