Who We Are

Pen Resource Academy is a private coeducational Day and Boarding school located in Gombe, Gombe State Nigeria.

It comprises nursery, primary, junior and senior secondary schools. The school is affiliated to Cambridge International and Pearson EDEXEL which are worldwide examining bodies. Our main objective is to ensure success for all students by providing specific, measurable, and attainable goals that reflect the school's vision. The school plan provides the basic direction for our students through focus and emphasis on providing a viable academic curriculum, which integrates both the national and international syllabuses, preparing students to successfully interact with other races, genders, and cultures; providing a positive, safe, and nurturing environment; and ensuring effective communication among all members of the PRA community.

To partner with parents in inspiring students to achieve the highest standards of intellectual, personal and moral development, thereby molding them to attain excellence in every component of their lives.

To become a platform for developing and launching the next generation of creative, confident, technology enhanced and knowledge driven builders of human society.


This is a controlled behavior or self-control. It is also a systematic method of obtaining obedience. It can also be viewed as a state of order based on submission to authority. In Pen Resource Academy (PRA), the school considers discipline as a set of rules being put in place in order to regulate positively the behavior of the students. The students of PRA are always conditioned to stick to their daily routine in order to enforce the self-discipline and the positive character formation expected from them. Disciplinary measures are put in place in PRA to ensure that at all the time, the students are found worthy in character and learning due to regulatory behavioral model that is on ground. As a result of the importance PRA places on discipline, the school has a standing disciplinary committee that is headed by the principal.

Students are expected to be self-disciplined. However, where there is a breach of rules, the offender will have to undergo some form of punishment through the School's Disciplinary Committee. Punishment is necessary for the following reasons:

  1. To correct the students.
  2. To discourage wrong doing.
  3. For non-offenders to learn that wrong doing will not go unpunished.
  4. To ensure the maintenance of peace in the School Community.
  5. To condition the mind of the students to always do the right thing.

In PRA, offences are classified into:

  1. Major Offences
  2. Minor Offences


These include the following:

  1. Direct assault on staff (Academic or Non- Academic) by the students.
  2. Rudeness to staff.
  3. Breaking of bounds, scaling the fence or going out of the school premises without permission.
  4. Missing the statutory prayer periods without a genuine cause.
  5. Refusal to carry out punishments.
  6. Stealing.
  7. Drinking alcohol.
  8. Smoking.
  9. Examination malpractice.
  10. Bullying.
  11. Fighting.
  12. Rioting.
  13. Loitering.
  14. Unhealthy relationship with opposite sex.
  15. Possession of cell phone and also making phone calls illegally.
  16. Perpetual lateness to school's regimented activities.

Note that: punishment for major offences would be according to recommendations of the Students' Disciplinary Committee on behalf of the School's Management which shall be fully documented for the purpose of future reference.


  1. Failure to carry out Rota duty.
  2. Noise making in the classroom.
  3. Wearing wrong uniform.
  4. Lateness to classes.
  5. Lateness to school's programmes.
  6. Rudeness to prefects and senior.
  7. Not fully ready for Saturday's inspection.
  8. Noise making during meals in the dining hall.

Note that: minor offences are usually recorded by the prefects and teachers on duty for onward transmission to the Principal for necessary disciplinary action(s).