Holy Child College, Ikoyi-Lagos

Description/Background

Holy Child education worldwide is an initiative by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus at providing qualitative education in a high moral and academic environment proposed to uplift the performance of girls at primary, secondary and tertiary education levels. Holy Child education is unique by its very nature. The Society of the Holy Child Jesus, founded by Rev. Mother Cornelia in 1846 in England, was then well known all over the world for its educational program for girls.
Cornelia Connelly's approach to effective education stresses on charisma, academic excellence and development of the 'whole child' – mind, heart and spirit and these values are evident today in all Holy Child Schools across the globe. Our founders' view that the girls should be educated to 'meet the wants of the age', remain as true as it ever was. ​

Country

Nigeria

State/Province/Region

Lagos
Category: 
Secondary/High School
Type: 
Boarding & Day

History

Situated on a four acre plot of land at a strategic corner of south-west ikoyi, in ojo street off keffi street, Holy Child college with its well laid out lawns laced with palm trees and flowers has a serene atmosphere which is very conducive for learning.
Our college began with two classes of 15 girls each and 4 Nuns as full time teachers. To increase the number of students, a new class was admitted each year. By the time the foundation set had completed the six year program, the students population had increased from 30 to 200 and that was in 1950.
The foundation students of Holy Child College mostly came from Aguda (Yoruba meaning of catholic Lagosians), 
Old Lagos families like the Trezie’s Da Rocha, Vera Cruz, Ferera, Soares and Pinheiro,Pedro as well as other prominent Nigerian families like Apena, Akran, Alakija, Nwosu and Okoli.
In the year 1972 the government took over mission schools in Nigeria, Holy child college was one of the schools that was taken over by Nigerian Government 
 However, the college was returned back to the catholic mission in the year 2001. And since then the school has been run by the catholic mission giving it unequalled and undisputed standard

Programs Offered: 
WAEC, NECO, SAT
School Facilities: 
HALL
LIBRARY
SICK BAY
COMPUTER LAB
DINNING HALL
SCHOOL COMPOUND
BASKET BALL

Student Population

624

No. Of Teaching Staff

75

No. Of Non-Teaching Staff

70
Admission Fee: 
₦ 5,000

Admission Procedures

Admission into Holy Child College is in two stages. Places are offered strictly on merit.
 

FOR JUNIOR SCHOOL.
 

1. Entrance Examination Into JS 1
Students are admitted to Holy Child College only after successfully writing our competitive entrance examination. This examination is administered by the Archdiocese of Lagos and is conducted yearly in March. 
Prospective candidates into Junior Secondary year 1 (JS 1) are required to complete an application form and make Holy Child College their School of First Choice before they are qualified to take the examination in the school. 
The  written examination comprises of Mathematics, English  Language and General paper
 

2. Successful Candidates will be interviewed with their parents.
 
Prospective students should not be less than 10 years old and will present the following on admission
                                1. Testimonial from primary school. 
                                2. Birth Certificate
                               
 

ADMISSION INTO OTHER CLASSES
 
Entrance examination into JSS2 for students transferring from other schools to Holy Child College is also conducted in March and at time when there are vacant places in such classes.
It is conducted in March and comprises of a written examination in Mathematics and English only.
Then an interview is conducted for the successful students and their parents and a final list of those admitted will be released on the Post Board and on our website.
 
There is no admission in JSS 3
 
 
FOR SENIOR SCHOOL
 

Entrance examination into Senior school is mainly administered when there are vacant places for students in S S 1.
Then an interview is conducted for the successful students and their parents and a final list of those admitted will be released on the Bulletin Board and on our website.
 
Prospective students should not be less than 10 years old and will present the following on admission
                                1. Testimonial from the Former school. 
                                2. Birth Certificate
                                3. JSCE Result for SS1 students.
                                4.  Transfer Certificate.
                                5. Last School Report Sheet
 

There is no admission in SS 2 & SSS 3
 

A student may be withdrawn if it is later discovered that her age was falsified for the purpose of gaining admission into the College.

Academic Year: 
January, 2018

Past Awards

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF LAGOS OVERALL BEST IN THE   2ND INTER-COLLEGIATE GAMES & SPORT 2018 ​
Address: 
12 Ojo Street Off Toyan Street  South-West Ikoyi,
Lagos Ikoyi
Nigeria

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i will be pleased to have an idea of my child's perfomance in the just concluded common entrance supplementary exam. her name is mc-ejike mmesomachi God'sgift

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