The College does not recommend that children should enter Class One before their tenth birthday. If they do, they will be tempted to enter university before their sixteenth birthday. We feel that the best time to come to secondary school is at the threshold of adolescence, especially when it involves leaving home to enter a school boarding house. The College programme is not structured for caring for the needs of very young children who are still emotionally dependent on the close support of their parents. Our preferred age at entry would be 11 or near it. However gifted a child may be, he or she should have completed a full primary school education before coming to Loyola Jesuit College. The structure of the educational system in Nigeria reflects this and if children are rushed through the early stages, part of the intention and vision of the National Policy on Education is being defeated.
Education at Loyola Jesuit College aims to encourage leadership qualities in all students and to encourage responsible decision-making and independence of thought. We feel that we are not going to get very far with either of these aims if children leave school when they are barely 16. The best way of developing leaders in a boarding school is through the prefect system, and, indeed, as the school gets larger we need mature prefects for the efficient running of the boarding houses. This means that we need senior students who are young men and women, rather than children. Children who embark on a secondary school course too young are not usually chosen as leaders and as a result miss the opportunity to develop their full potential. For more information regarding our entrance requirements and examination, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATON INTO JS 1 (2018 - 2019)
Application Forms for the Entrance Examination into JS1 will be available on-line from September 1, 2017
Purchase your Scratch Card at the Selling Centres below at a non-refundable rate of N8,500.00 (Eight Thousand Five Hundred Naira). Access Codes for accessing Application Forms are also available at Zenith Bank (Act. No.1130056291) and Guarantee Trust Bank (Act. Loyola Jesuit College; 0111970657) branches nationwide at the same rate. You can also purchase Access Codes online via the Pay Online option on our website (this option is strictly for those sitting for the exams in any of the exams centres in Nigeria. Candidates planning to sit for the exams in the United States and the United Kingdom MUST NOT use this option). Fill-out and submit your application forms at www.loyolajesuit.org. If you live abroad, contact our foreign representatives whose contacts are listed below.
Instruction for filling the online form is contained on the scratch card and on the registration page and it is self-explanatory.
SCRATCH CARD SELLING/INFORMATION CENTRES
REQUIREMENTS FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATESThose who wish to enter JS1 next year should be 11 years old by September 1st 2018. A student may be withdrawn if it is later discovered that his/her age was falsified for the purpose of gaining admission into the college.
IMPORTANT DATESSeptember 1st 2017 to January 5th 2018: Entrance Forms are activated on-line / Completing and Submission of Entrance Forms. January 6th – 19th 2018; Late Sale of Scratch Cards at Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja. Late Scratch Cards are sold and Forms completed ONLY in the college; come with the candidate’s passport photo. February 3rd 2018: Entrance Examination starts at 10.00AM.
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FOREIGN CONTACT PERSONS
- UK, London: call +234 (0) 8054909665 to confirm contact
- USA, Berkley, CA: Br. Chidube Chukwu, S.J., +1 510-944-6609
- USA, Boston, MA: Br. Kevin Oodo, S.J., +18573167529
For further inquiries please contact us at : [email protected]
The Result of the Entrance Exam will be published on-line on February 28th 2018 (No test scores/ranks are released).
Oral Interview/Psychological Test: March 5-10, 12-17, 19-21.
All successful candidates for the interview should come with the following document: a photocopy and original copy of birth certificate (declaration of age affidavits are not acceptable).
Final list of successful candidates for provisional admission will be published in ThisDay newspaper on April 6th 2018.
We encourage economically challenged children to take advantage of our academic and need-based scholarships.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!