AGE CONSIDERATIONThe 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 (2024 – 2025)
January 17th – 28th 2023: Late Sales of Scratch Cards in the College and Access codes online. Call +234 (0) 8114681636.
Option 1: Purchase your Access Codes online via the “Apply Now” button below on our website.
Option 2: You can also purchase the PIN from any Zenith Bank Branch. Tell them you want to purchase PIN for ANW PROVINCE JESUIT SCHOOLS Entrance Exam form.
Option 3: You can also purchase Scratch Card at the Selling Centres below at a non-refundable rate of N20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira).
Fill out and submit your application forms using the Apply Button below.
CANDIDATES FROM OUTSIDE NIGERIA (OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES, NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE)
Candidates residing outside of Nigeria and plan on sitting for the exams abroad such as Other African Countries, North-America or Europe etc, must pay $200 into the domiciliary Zenith bank Account below.
Jesuit Fathers of Nigeria-JSEEB
5074254043 – US Dollar
5061349716 – British Pound
Proof of payment must be sent via email to the admissions office at this address: email@example.com so your PIN (ACCESS CODE) can be sent you. You can also call these numbers to notify them that the proof of payment has been sent via email.
Download step-by-step instructions on the registration process here.
Visually Impaired candidates are encouraged to apply. The entrance exam is ONLY at the Abuja Centre.
Instruction for filling the online form is contained on the scratch card and on the registration page and it is self-explanatory.
Access our Exams centre portal by completing all the required fields to create an account.
Applicant's profile completion
Basic applicant, parent and current school information |
Complete all required fields in this section including current / immediate past school details, Passport Photograph, Two parents / guardians contact details are also required to complete your profile.
Please note that you must first complete your profile to submit an application to any school on this platform. You can always refer to the progress bar above to track your profile completion status. Moreover, you do not have to repeat this process for each school application.
Entrance exam application
School selection |
Choose your preferred school(s) and complete the application process by specifying your nearest or most convenient exam centre. Please note that some exam centres have limited capacity, and may be unavailable once maximum capacity is reached.
An application fee is charged by the school and payment can be made directly online here with a credit / debit card or PIN scratch card.
Post exam interviews / Review
Follow up and admissions |
SCRATCH CARD SELLING CENTRES
REQUIREMENTS FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES
We do not encourage students planning to attend our Jesuit Schools to apply before their 10th birthday. The general recommendation for our Jesuit Schools is that students who plan to enter Basic 7 (JSS 1) are either 10years or close to 11 years of age.
2024 ADMISSION CALENDAR
- September 1, 2023: Application for 2024 admission begins.
- January 31, 2024: Application closes for 2024 admission.
- Saturday 10 February, 2024: Entrance Examination.
- February 24: Publication of Semi-Finalists Interview Shortlist
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St. Mary’s Private School, Broad Str. Lagos
CENTRES OUTSIDE NIGERIA
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Other centres outside Nigeria
For purchase of forms for foreign centres, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org , or Call: +234 (0) 7058477260, +234 (0) 8114681636
The Result of the Entrance Exam will be published on-line on February 12th 2023 (No test scores/ranks are released).
Oral Interview/Psychological Test: February 14-23, 2023.
All successful candidates for the interview should come with the following document: a photocopy and original copy of birth certificate & NIN Slip
(declaration of age affidavits are not acceptable).
Final list of successful candidates for provisional admission will be published on our website on March 2nd 2023.
We encourage economically challenged children to take advantage of our academic and need-based scholarships.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!