Welcome to Jesuit Memorial College (JMC), Port Harcourt, Nigeria. JMC is a Catholic co-educational boarding secondary school. Owned and run by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), it is open to all irrespective of religion, ethnicity, nationality or race. Its vision and mission are founded on the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. JMC was founded in October 2013 in memory of 60 students of Loyola Jesuit College (LJC), Abuja, Nigeria who died in Sosoliso plane crash of 10 December 2005.

JMC provides a well-rounded education in terms of conscience, competence, compassion, and commitment. At graduation at the end of Senior Secondary 3 (SS 3) – that is, Grade 12 – we expect our students to be open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious and committed to promoting justice.

We admit students into Junior Secondary 1 (JS 1) – that is, Grade 7 – only. That way, at graduation, they will have spent six years in the school. Our entrance examination holds on the second Saturday of February every year. Candidates should be in Primary 6 – that is, Grade 6 – and turn 11 years, at least, in age in the year of admission. They are tested in English Language and Mathematics. The examination is based on the curricula developed by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) for Basic 4-6. JMC has examination centres in several cities in Nigeria and abroad. We offer admission to all candidates who meet our admission criteria for the year. Religion, ethnicity, nationality, race and gender are not factors in our admission process.

Education at JMC is of a high standard. The relatively few students who make it through our thorough admission process (we admit about 100 students out of about 1000 candidates) experience with all its rigours an education that touches every aspect of their lives: intellectual, moral, religious, physical, and so on.

Our education is demanding not only on the students but also on the staff, management and parents of students. We eliminate or, at least, bring to a minimum anything that is likely to get in the way of the education of any of our students. Eliminating or reducing potentially negative elements in this way means asking everyone involved to make sacrifices, some of which are quite painful but certainly bearable. For instance, as soon as school resumes, we do not allow students to go home until it is time for a holiday: Christmas holiday, Easter holiday and long holiday in July. This means that JMC students participate in out-of-school engagements (visa processes, anniversaries, routine medical care, etc.) during holiday only. The policy guarantees that no student misses any aspect of the holistic education we provide.

If what you want for your child is a world-class secondary education, then you are right to consider JMC. Please click the application link on this page and follow through the application process. If you need help at any point, please email with a copy to You may also call (234) 8090099112 during working hours on Monday through Friday or like/follow the principal on Facebook:


Application for 2022 admission is in progress. 


8:00 – 9:00 am            Check-in of candidates

9:30 am                         Candidates are seated in examination hall.

10:00 – 10:50 am        English Language Test (50 minutes)

10:55 – 11:00 am        Toilet Break (5 minutes)

11:05 am                       Candidates are seated in examination hall.

11:15 – 12:30 pm        Mathematics Test (1 hour & 15 minutes)

12:30 pm                       Examination ends.

Please note the following:

  1.  Candidates should report for the entrance examination in surgical face   masks. Otherwise, they will not be allowed into the examination hall. 
  2.  Candidates should have breakfast BEFORE entering the examination   hall (before 9:30 am) and are encouraged to enter the examination hall   with water bottles.
  3.  There will be NO break for food of any kind during the entrance   examination. Parents will provide food for their children AFTER the   examination has ended at 12:30 pm.
  4.  Candidates who are late will NOT be given any extra time. They will stop work at the same time as the others.



  1.  Examination ticket/slip (Candidates who do not have their tickets/slips   will NOT be admitted into the examination hall)
  2.  HB pencil (2). Pens/Biros will not be allowed.
  3.  Eraser
  4.  Sharpener



1. English Language Test (Time Allowed: 50 minutes)

The test comprises 50 multiple choice questions (25 of the questions are based on five comprehension passages.)

2. Mathematics Test (Time Allowed: 1 hour & 15 minutes)

The test comprises 45 questions (For each question, candidate will do rough work inside the question booklet and write the final answer only inside a box provided for the purpose.)

Please note that the examination is based on the curricula for English Language and Mathematics developed by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) for Basic 4-6.




Rivers State

1.                                   Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt

2.                                   RA International School, Bonny Island

Abuja                            Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja

Anambra State          Gonzaga Jesuit College, Okija

Cross River State       Holy Child Secondary School, Marian Hill, Calabar

Delta State                  Holy Martyrs of Uganda Minor Seminary, Effurun

Edo State                     OLA Private School, Airport Road, Benin City

Enugu State                Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu

Kaduna State              St Ann Secondary School, Kakuri, Kaduna

Lagos State

1.                                    SS Peter and Paul School, Ikate Elegushi, Lekki

2.                                    Maryland Private School, Maryland

3.                                    OLA Private School, Yaba

4.                                    St Mary Private School, Broad Street



1.                                    United Kingdom
2.                                    United States of America

3.  Other centres outside Nigeria

We have centres in several cities around the world. Parents/Guardians of candidates who live outside Nigeria are to email us ( with a copy to and we will connect them with our centres nearest to them.



September 1, 2021               Application for 2021 admission begins.

February 12, 2022                 Entrance Examination

February 19                             Publication of Interview Shortlist

February 23 – March 5         Interviews

March 8                                     Dispatch of offers of admission begins.


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