Naval Officers' Wives Association (NOWA) Educational Centre is located in a serene environment of Karshi, Nasarawa State, a beautiful and dynamic state in Northern Nigeria. We are a four-tier institution offering quality instruction in an educationally stimulating atmosphere for students in nursery, primary, and secondary. NOWA Secondary School was constructed by the Nigerian Navy Post Service Housing Scheme (NNPHS) Management while the CEO, Rear Admiral Hotonu was still a Commodore; under Mrs Ibrahim who was the NOWA National President. The school however became operational under Mrs Aminat Dupe Ibrahim who succeeded her as National President. NOWA Secondary School commenced activities on Sunday 10 October 2010 with 9 students and 20 teachers. The school is headed by the Commandant, a naval officer, who is the principal of the school, and several other posts are occupied by naval officers such as the School Account and Budget Officer(SABO), and the School Logistic Officer (SLOGO). The school which is a full boarding, commenced activities on sunday 10 October 2010 and the first student to report to the hostel was Tarimobowei Appah of Green house.
For Junior Secondary, the students register for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) organised by National Examination Council (NECO) and State Examination which (Nasarawa State) consists of 13 - 15 subjects. For Senior Secondary, We register our students for SSCE (WAEC), NECO and JAMB. At NOWA Education Center we incorporated some foreign examination curriculum into our academic curriculum with a view to preparing them for opportunities for foreign admission into Universities. Such exams include, SAT, IELTS among others. Our classroom organization is used for effective academic management and control. In NOWASEC, the classes are controlled by a class coordinator; each class is headed by a class teacher. The class teacher is assisted by the class captain and his assistant.
Continuous Assessments (CAs) are carried out routinely to measure performance of students and determine their academic progress. CAs in NOWASEC include class test, class quizzes, assignments, classworks, notes and projects which are taken regularly. CA constitute a total of 60% of overall term's assessment while examination takes 40% for Basic 7-9. In upper year 10-12, CAs constitute 30% while exam constitutes 70% for each term.