Welcome to JMC

28-11-19 Revocube 0 comment

Welcome to Jesuit Memorial College (JMC), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria!

We are a College community of faith, scholarship, and service inspired by the nearly over  500 years of Jesuit Education tradition that promotes academic and human excellence for the greater glory of God and the common good. Founded in 2013 as a monument to the Sixty students of Loyola Jesuit College (LJC) Abuja, whose wonderful lives were cut short by the Sosoliso plane crash of December 10, 2005, JMC is a Catholic co-educational boarding school owned and run by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) of the North-West Africa Province in collaboration with the Society of the Holy Child Jesus of the province of Africa.

Now in her ninth year,the College is a testament to humanity’s renewed hope in the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and life over death.Given the tragic story of her foundation, JMC embraces and upholds the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis: the care of the whole person, thus,strives to form men and women of conscience, competence, compassion, and commitment, who are good stewards of creation, especially humankind as created by God:  in God’s image and after God’s likeness.

Admission into the College occurs only in the first year of Junior school, that is, Grade 7. That way, at graduation, a student would have experienced six solid years of quality education and transformational formation becoming: open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice; the profile of thegraduate of a Jesuit school at graduation,‘Grad at Grad.’

Our entrance examination holds on the second Saturday of February every year, unless otherwise stated, and it is based on the curricula developed by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) for Basic 4-6. Candidates are tested in English Language and Mathematics, and subsequently interviewed for possible admission into the Collegeof which nationality, ethnicity, race,religion, and gender are nofactors given ourdeep appreciation and celebration of diversity and inclusion as a College community.

However, in view of the nature of education and formation offered at JMC, which place huge demands on both staff and students,interested candidates are expected to be in primary 6 – that is Grade 6 – and at least 11 years old when they begin their six-year journey in the College.

As a work of the Society of Jesus, JMC promotes the mission of the Society delineated in her current Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs),especially the third, namely, to accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future. Thus, as a Jesuit school, we are resolved to empower our students (through curricular and co-curricular efforts) to unleash their creative potential in becoming agents of change that is true to our mission.

Welcome, once again, to Jesuit Memorial College (JMC), and experience on the pages of this website, HOPE REBORN!

 

Fr. Alex E. Irechukwu, S.J.
Principal



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