About us

VISION STATEMENT

Christian education in the body of Christ; raising generations of servant-leaders through qualitative and quantitative academic and Biblical discipleship, transforming nations to the glory of God.

MISSION STATEMENT

To equip holistic educators through Biblical discipleship to produce highly intellectual and godly servant leaders, that transform society.

IDENTITY STATEMENT

Christian educators, raising godly generations of students transforming nations through qualitative and quantitative education.

The persistent outcry for quality education and the need to inculcate dependable character and integrity in the country makes ACSN very relevant as a Christian formidable alternative to the present fallen standard of education. In the same vein, ACSN proprietors are into the provision of transformational educational system by establishing early childhood, primary and secondary education. Today, many more are establishing Christian Universities in the country. We see God mobilizing resources beyond our imagination for Christian Education to succeed in the country.

In the beginning …, the idea that gave birth to Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria (ACSN) started among the founders of some Christian schools in Plateau State, Nigeria. The idea was brainstormed on to provide a formidable Christian alternative to the fallen standard in our National education system. Whereas the government had policies and standards that could turn our educational system around for good, the founders did not see this happening. Further formal discussions were held on the 8th November, 1996, 16th July 1997, and 26th November, 1997, at various venues, culminating in the formation of ACSN as a stakeholder and to complement government efforts in providing standard education in our motherland. ACSN is a not for profit ,apolitical and non denominational organization based on the Word of God (Deuteronomy 6:1-9) where we are commanded to teach our children diligently so that they will love God with all their heart, soul and might. ACSN is concerned about the falling academic , moral and spiritual standards in the Nigerian Schools and the need to emphasize a sound and quality education that will result in the growth of young people in wisdom, stature and in favour with God and man in line with the Word of God (Luke 2:52). ACSN is registered with Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria. (CAC/IT/NO/25804)

There is such a great power in working together that Christian Proprietors, Administrators, Educators and Schools cannot afford to ignore any further. The Bible in Lev. 26:8, Gen. 11:6 and John 17:11 affirms this and encourages strongly. Whenever a people speak one language, has one vision, purpose or dream, then they have laid hold on the power for greatness, achievement through their unity. As all Christian institutions come together to take advantage of their common language, vision, political and religious unity, nothing will be impossible for them to achieve for God’s glory.

The aims and objectives of the Association are as follows:

1. To raise a Godly generation with focus on the heart (spirit), the head (intellect) and hands (skills); 2. To train servant leaders with Christlike character; 3. To plan, design, develop holistic Christian Education curriculum addressing gaps, infiltrations, corruptions, distortions and distractions for use by all Christian educators/schools; 4. To organize seminars, workshops, public lectures/ trainings to enhance the competence and quality of Proprietors, managers and teachers of Christian schools; 5. To run effective administrative and corporate governance structure through visionary, spirit filled and competent servant leaders; 6. To transform the Nigerian society and beyond through Biblical discipleship; 7. To become a united voice backed by effective communication, publicity and non-violent actions against social vices, anti-Christian education policy, injustices, corruption, godless legislation and unrighteous practices; 8. And to do such other things which are expedient and incidental to the furtherance of the above set objectives.

  1. 1. Advocacy at National level with a single voice to protect the identity of Christian schools.
  2. 2. Training of servant leaders among prefects from Christian Schools with Christ-like character; to transform the Nigerian society and beyond through Biblical discipleship.
  3. 3. Collaborating as stakeholder with National Educational Research Council (NERDC) in the design of curriculum.
  4. 4. Researching and developing relevant curriculum materials, providing writing services and addressing gaps, distortions, needs and "poisons" in our national educational system.
  5. 5. Conducting vision intensifying workshops to sensitize Christian Schools on the distinctiveness of Christian Education; these include organized seminars, workshops, public lectures/ trainings to enhance the competence and quality of Proprietors and managers of Christian schools.
  6. 6. Modeling Christian schools and Christian education for replication.
  7. 7. Mentoring and equipping schools for accreditation and recognition by the Government agencies and International bodies.
  8. 8. Creating fora for Christian schools to mutually benefit from collective resourcefulness and available opportunities.
  9. 9. Representation and protecting Christian schools at the national level.
  10. 10. Conducting standardized Joint Mock Examination for Junior and Senior Secondary in member schools for quality assurance.
  11. 11. Promoting national sporting activities of member schools.
  12. 12. Training of Counselors, Chaplains and Teachers on capacity building and discipleship.
  13. 13. Ensuring effective Biblical discipleship is an on-going practice in Christian schools.
  14. 14. Publishing developments and trends in education through appropriate media outfits

A member is a school that is dully registered with the government and operate effectively as a Christian school. Such a school could be owned by a Church, Church organization or individual Christian.

1. Acceptance of ACSN vision and statement of faith without reservation. 2. It must be fully registered with the government. 3. Must have met the stipulated standards prescribed for ACSN schools. 4. Must pledge to abide by ACSN constitution and by-laws. 5. Shall fulfill all financial obligations, failure by member shall render such ineligible to vote or be voted for and may be denied the right of participation in ACSN activities.

1. The membership of any member may at any time be terminated or cancelled by three-fourth votes of members of the Association present by voting at a general meeting on grounds of contravention of the Association’s Constitution; 2. Any member is at liberty to withdraw its membership of the Association after 6 months’ notice in writing to the Executive Secretary of the Association; and 3. A school that has ceased to become a member of the Association shall not retain any interest in land, building or property of the Association. It shall not have any claim to compensation for/on any investment or service rendered to the Association.

  1. 1. Advocacy at National level with a single voice to protect the identity of Christian schools.
  2. 2. Training of servant leaders among prefects from Christian Schools with Christ-like character; to transform the Nigerian society and beyond through Biblical discipleship.
  3. 3. Collaborating as stakeholder with National Educational Research Council (NERDC) in the design of curriculum.
  4. 4. Researching and developing relevant curriculum materials, providing writing services and addressing gaps, distortions, needs and "poisons" in our national educational system.
  5. 5. Conducting vision intensifying workshops to sensitize Christian Schools on the distinctiveness of Christian Education; these include organized seminars, workshops, public lectures/ trainings to enhance the competence and quality of Proprietors and managers of Christian schools.
  6. 6. Modeling Christian schools and Christian education for replication.
  7. 7. Mentoring and equipping schools for accreditation and recognition by the Government agencies and International bodies.
  8. 8. Creating fora for Christian schools to mutually benefit from collective resourcefulness and available opportunities.
  9. 9. Representation and protecting Christian schools at the national level.
  10. 10. Conducting standardized Joint Mock Examination for Junior and Senior Secondary in member schools for quality assurance.
  11. 11. Promoting national sporting activities of member schools.
  12. 12. Training of Counselors, Chaplains and Teachers on capacity building and discipleship.
  13. 13. Ensuring effective Biblical discipleship is an on-going practice in Christian schools.
  14. 14. Publishing developments and trends in education through appropriate media outfits

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APLLY FOR MEMBERSHIP

A member is a school that is duly registered with the government and operates effectively as a Christian school. Such a school could be owned by a Church, Church Organization, Para-church Organization or an Individual Christian.