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 (2022 – 2023)
Application Forms for the Entrance Examination into JS1 are now available on-line!
Purchase your Access Codes online via the “Buy PIN online with a credit/debit card” option on our website. Candidates planning to sit for the exams in the United States and the United Kingdom MUST CHOOSE the following option $200 Foreign (Outside Nigeria). You can also purchase Scratch Card at the Selling Centres below at a non-refundable rate of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira). Fill-out and submit your application forms at www.loyolajesuit.org. If you live abroad, contact our foreign representatives whose contacts are listed below. For bulk purchase of five (5) or more Pin codes, pay the applicable amount into this zenith bank account number (Act. No.1130056291). Send evidence of payment to [email protected] and copy [email protected] for issuance of the required number of Pin Codes.
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
Those who wish to enter JS1 next year should be 11 years old by September 1st 2021. 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.
- September 1st 2021 to January 15th 2022: Entrance Forms are activated on-line / Completing and Submission of Entrance Forms.
- January 16th – 31st 2022: Late Sales of Scratch Cards in the College and Access codes online. Call +234 (0) 8114681636.
- February 5th 2022: Entrance Examination starts at 10.00AM.
Loyola Jesuit College, Karu-Karshi Road, Gidan Mangoro, Abuja
St. Mary’s Private School, Broad Str. Lagos
OLA Private School, Airport Road, Benin City
Sacred Heart Primary School, Uwani, Enugu
Holy Child Secondary School, Marian Hill Road, Calabar
St. Ann’s Secondary School, Kakuri, Kaduna
St. Louis College, Joseph Gomwalk Road, Jos
Maryland Private School at St. Agnes, Maryland, Lagos.
OLA Private School, Yaba, Lagos
Holy Martyrs of Uganda Seminary, Warri, Delta State
Jesuit Memorial College, Mbodo, Aluu, Port Harcourt
SS. Peter & Paul School, 3, Seed Rd, Ikate Elegushi Rd, Lekki, Lagos
FOREIGN CONTACT PERSONS
- UK: The exam will hold in London, 114 Mount Street.
- USA: The exam will hold in Berkley, CA & Boston College, Boston
For purchase of forms for foreign centres, write to: [email protected] , or Call: +234 (0) 7058477260, +234 (0) 8114681636
The Result of the Entrance Exam will be published on-line on February 14th 2022 (No test scores/ranks are released).
Oral Interview/Psychological Test: February 17-24, 2022.
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 and in the dailies on March 1st 2022.
We encourage economically challenged children to take advantage of our academic and need-based scholarships.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!