Our School is co-educational and is strategically located at 74 Eta Agbor Road, Calabar. We give mission-type education to children from age 10-17, developing their moral and academic well-being within a serene and conducive environment.
As a mission school under the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, we are sustained by three pillars:
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND
THE FEAR OF GOD.
Mens Sana In Corpore Sano-
Building a sound mind in a sound body.
RULES AND REGULATION
In Mary Slessor Academy, we strongly believe that no one is ever raised in a moral vacuum. Every mentally balanced human being recognizes basic rights from wrongs. Whether a person is brought up as a Christian or not, he or she is taught from toddler on the fact that they should not lie, steal, cheat, or be deliberately rude and that there are consequences for doing so.
In tandem with our determination to build a stronger and reliable school system, we will therefore insist on character training, discipline, academic excellence and the fear of God. It is against this yardstick therefore, as a Mission School that we decided to come up with a document of this nature which will serve as a guide to every student who is ready to pass through Mary Slessor Academy.
It should be noted that this document – Rules and Regulation, is not prepared to hold us back or keep us from having a good time. It is not equally prepared to enslave the students rather it is to serve as a control guide to make the students become obedient and law abiding. It shall be the first duty of every student to leave Mary Slessor Academy better than they met it.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
The school was founded in 2005 by the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Calabar Synod Education Authority during the tenure of Elder Chief O. O. Awatt as Chairman.
Academic activities started in the school on 1st September, 2005 and on 17th October, 2005; the School was named after a great woman of God, Mary Mitchelle Slessor, who served God and man diligently as a Missionary in Calabar and its environs. The School is called “The Baby” of Calabar Preparatory International School.
The pioneer principal of the school was Rev. (Mrs.) Emma Ebong, who acted in that capacity until a substantive Principal was appointed in the person of Elder Egwu Irem Igiri on the 10th of March, 2006. The first Vice Principal was Rev. Godwin Akang (who also served as a Business Studies Teacher). The School started with five teaching staff, one non-teaching and ten students. Since then, we have had three substantive Principals:
Elder Egwu Irem Igiri – 2006 to 2013
Prince Samuel Ikpeme – 2013 to 2014
Mr Edet Inyang – 2014 till date.
The School Motto:
The motto of the school states thus:
MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO meaning “a sound mind in a sound body”.
The School Anthem:
The school song is RCH No. 371 (From Greenland Icy Mountains)
1. From Greenland’s icy mountains,
From India’s coral strand,
Where Africa’s sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand
From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain
They call us to deliver
Their lands from error’s chain.
2. Can we, whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high,
Can we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny?
Salvation! O Salvation!
The joyful sound proclaim
Till each remotest nation
Has learnt Messiah’s name
3. Waft, waft, ye winds, His story,
And you, ye waters, roll,
Till. Like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole;
Till o’er our ransomed nature
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.