School Programs

Academic Offerings

Ebenezer Schools offer pre-primary to secondary level education and are licensed by the Ministry of Education and Sports with Uganda National Examination board (UNEB) center numbers. The secondary school offers the following subjects: English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, History, Geography, Literature, Christian Religious Education (CRE), Agriculture, Art, Computer, Commerce, Accounts, Entrepreneurship and Kiswahili. Compulsory subjects also referred to as the core seven include English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, History, and Geography. The elective/ optional subjects from which a learner must select any three are Literature, Christian Religious Education (CRE), Agriculture, IPS Art, Commerce, Computer Studies, and Kiswahili.
At ‘A’ level (senior five and Senior six), both sciences’ and Arts’ subject-combinations are offered by the school. Science subjects include Physics, Mathematics, Agriculture, Chemistry and Biology. Arts subjects include History, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Divinity (CRE), Geography, Literature in English, Fine Art, and Kiswahili Luganda. Additionally, there are three subsidiary subjects namely, Information Communication Technology (ICT), General Paper and Subsidiary Mathematics.
All learners at ‘A’ level must offer to undertake three (3) principle subjects for their combinations whether Sciences or Arts. Additionally, they select two subsidiary subjects. General Paper which a compulsory subsidiary and another (ICT or Subsidiary Mathematics). Students offering a Science combination with Mathematics as one of the principle subjects are exempted from undertaking subsidiary Mathematics but offer ICT, while learners offering Arts’ combinations with Economics as a principle subject must undertake Subsidiary Mathematics.

Learner assessments

Overall, learning experiences determine success or failure of a school assessment system. Assessment is an integral part of the learning and teaching process and plays a key role in preserving academic standards. All learners have the right to undergo fair and proven assessments and the school subscribes to professional exam bodies that align assessments to learners’ achievement. The school ensures that assessments provide learners with insight and remain a fair and fit for purpose matter. Teachers are expected to communicate test or assignments to be given at the beginning of each term and what is required, in what form and by when. All tests results will be returned to learners after marking within a reasonable period i.e. before next assessment. Students are required to read the instructions before doing any test. For learners with special needs, Ebenezer Schools will ensure that alternative assessment methods are in place and operational. Given that Ebenezer Schools aspires to train Generations of God-honoring leaders, learners are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills through a mixture of interactive teaching methods, including Problem-Based Learning. The school observes a strict policy on plagiarism, which is the copying or paraphrasing of other learner’s work or ideas without full acknowledgment. The school statement on plagiarism is available for further reading.

Co-curricular activities

The school offers diverse co-curricular activities that include Clubs (Scripture Union, Debate, Writers’, Wildlife,); Games & Sports (Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Netball, Athletics Chess, Scrabble, Draughts); Music, Dance and Drama; and many others. Every year, the school organizes inter-house sports competitions as projected in a school that raises a child with Christian-values and academic excellence. Ebenezer Schools focuses on recruitment of high caliber staff to provide learners with co-curricular activities; grow clubs; and practical survival skills that have contributed to positioning self among the best secondary schools in Uganda. This has prepared learners to succeed beyond the world of academia into the wider sphere of life and bring in their God-given gifts and talents to fruitful purposes.

Mentorship and counseling

Since the major objective of the mentorship and counseling at Ebenezer Schools is to bring about improvement through feedback and accountability, it has been designed to focus not only on the quality of the delivery /sharing of knowledge, but also on the processes through which learners gain the knowledge that will earn them relevant qualifications for the future. The mentorship and counseling processes and their results are transparent. Students are assigned a mentor that shall hold sessions and give feedback to support to learner develop and improve. In order to ensure that reflection on the outcomes of sessions takes place and that this results in continuous improvement, the results of continuous mentorship and counseling sessions are followed-up at department or administrative levels. The concept of mentorship especially in relation to teaching and learning in Ebenezer Schools, encompasses the following: value for money on the part of the learner, excellence in teaching/administration/academic excellence and learner satisfaction. The mentorship and counseling program seeks to ensure that: