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JHC EMERGES WINNER AT THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS QUIZ COMPETITION

James Hope College clinches the victory trophy at the 2018 Nigerian Society of Engineers Quiz Competition on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 ahead of six other competing schools that made the Grand Finale. The Quiz started out with over 20 schools enrolled in the competition but after four competing rounds featuring questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and General knowledge, Chimere Ezeiruaku and Oghenefega Ejovi Terese of James Hope College emerged victors.

The competition took place at the Ministry of Works, Delta State with about 14 student representatives in attendance. At the end of the session-engaging competition, JHC emerged overall winner of the competition. Members of staff and students of the College shared their excitement upon reception of the news.

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FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANT, JAMES HOPE COLLEGE SHINES WITH VICTORY TROPHY AT THE 12TH AISEN PREFECTS’ CAMP

Amongst 180 students representing 14 international schools from five states at the just-concluded 12th AISEN Prefects’ Camp, which held at Greensprings School, Lekki, Lagos State, first-time participants, James Hope College (JHC) students emerged third in the contest.

Schools in attendance were, Lagos State – Greensprings School, Lekki; Greensprings School, Anthony; Grange School, Ikeja; British International School, Victoria Island; Vivian Fowler School, Ikeja; Redeemers International School, Maryland; Meadow Hall School, Lekki; Delta State – James Hope College, Agbor; Oyo State – International School Ibadan; Osun State – Olashore International School, Iloko-Ijesha; Ogun State – City of Knowledge Academy, Ijebu-Ode amongst others.

According to Mike Myatt, training focuses on best practices while development focuses on next practices. Training tells you how you should get a result while development allows you explore smart, possible ways to be efficient. At JHC, we practise both for an excellent balance. Hence, when the opportunity to further develop our students into leaders came, i.e., the AISEN Prefects’ Camp, JHC seized it.

Throughout the weekend (from 25 – 27 May 2018), our students partook in engaging activities ranging from team building, intact-challenge, trust-walk, obstacle course and Tug-of-War. These events developed their:

  1. Human Relation Skills – opportunities to increase their understanding of effective strategies for confronting harassment, intimidation and bullying behaviours; Strategies that promote respect and acceptance of others and the value of honouring differences were cultivated;
  2. Self-Awareness – opportunities to increase their personal goal-setting and self-reflection skills were provided; assertiveness, positive risk-taking, conflict resolution abilities and time management techniques were adopted.
  3. Communication Skills – opportunities to improve their speaking and listening skills in small and large groups, poise and confidence while working in groups;
  4. Group Processes – opportunities to increase their understanding of different leadership styles; group dynamics; decision-making techniques and the importance of identifying and utilizing available resources, evaluation and debriefing techniques were noted;
  5. Organizational Skills – opportunities to gain an understanding of task analysis and problem-solving skills; the value of delegation, accountability and respect for established procedures, chain of command, legal parameters and financial management were learned.

It was a complete package. Students were awarded points for punctuality, adherence to rules, appropriate dressing, active participation in team activities/challenges and ingenuity. They were presented with a trophy, certificates and gifts.

Our teachers – Mr. Akindele and Mrs. Asenguah ensured our students maintained perfect decorum throughout the camping period. We intend to make this an annual event.

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James Hope College Students at the 12th AISEN Prefects Camp at Greensprings School, Lekki, Lagos State

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Male students of James Hope College at the 12th AISEN Prefects Camp at Greensprings School, Lekki, Lagos State;

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Representatives of James Hope College students with the victory trophy (3rd place) at the 12th AISEN Prefects Camp.

 

    UPDATE: JAMES HOPE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS ONGOING

The first batch of James Hope College entrance examination was a success. Six centers nationwide on Saturday 27th January 2018 witnessed various entrants vie for an opportunity at the prestigious College. The Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Warri, and Agbor centers had eager parents waiting patiently in the visiting lounge as their children sat for the tests. Perfect decorum was maintained throughout the two-hour examination; after which the prospective students left the hall with smiles on their faces.

The Port Harcourt, Enugu, Warri and Agbor centers are looking forward to welcoming the second batch of potential students on Saturday, 3 February 2018.

The James Hope College was founded by Jim Ovia and sponsored by the Jim Ovia Foundation.

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JAMES HOPE COLLEGE ANNUAL FORMAL LUNCH JANUARY 2018

On Saturday, 13th of January 2018, an aura of excitement enveloped the Great Hall of JHC on Saturday 13th January as students and staff marked the annual Formal Lunch. After the three-course meal, the guest speaker, Barrister Nkem Itanyi (a parent) delivered an inspiring lecture on the theme of the day which is “It’s My Choice” . The lecture was interactive and Mrs Itanyi spoke eloquently on critical issues that affect teenagers such as Boyfriend/Girlfriend relationships, Decision-making, Social media effects, Peer pressure and academic distractions. After the lecture the whole school gave a resounding standing ovation which was followed by the Head Boy and Head Girl giving a vote of thanks and presentation of a gift on behalf of the school.

JAMES HOPE COLLEGE XMAS CONCERT 2017

The annual JHC Xmas Concert for 2017 was held on Sunday, 3rd of December 2017. The Great Hall was filled up with guests and parents with an attendance of more than 600 which is certainly more than the previous year. This year was also different in that we had local schools collaborating with JHC students in producing a few musical items. The audience enjoyed the late afternoon of musical festivities.

DELTA STATE AWARD of EXCELLENCE 2017

James Hope College, Agbor and its student, Aroesiri Enameguono were both honoured by the Delta State Government with the Award of Excellence at the Unity Hall, Government House Asaba on Thursday for their outstanding performance at the recently concluded 2016/2017 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in Delta State.

James Hope College Agbor, founded and sponsored by the Jim Ovia Foundation, received the award for the School with the Best BECE Results for the 2016/2017 BECE in Delta State while Aroesiri Enameguono, a brilliant student of James Hope College was awarded the Overall Best Student in the 2016/2017 BECE in Delta State. Both awardees were honoured for having distinguished themselves with such impressive results.
Government officials, including the Delta State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. David Edevbie; the Commissioner for Basic & Secondary Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie and Her Excellency, the First Lady of Delta State, Dame Edith Okowa alongside school principals, vice-principals and parents all gathered on Thursday, 30 November 2017 to congratulate the well-deserving awardees.

The hall was filled with other excited awardees, their proud parents, ebullient principals and appreciative government officials. Awardees sat on stage whilst the speakers addressed the audience. Mr. Chiedu Ebie congratulated the awardees and spoke on the importance of excellent educational standards. Her Excellency, Dame Edith Okowa concluded the event by belabouring the importance of education and its responsibility for all members of society to uphold. Students were also encouraged to strive to perform better and to do their best.

JAMES HOPE COLLEGE OPEN DAY

On Saturday, 18th of November 2017, prospective parents and students visited James Hope College campus for the Open Day event. We had visitors from all over Nigeria who graced our humble campus. After a short welcome in the Great Hall, students escorted the guests to various classrooms where teachers on hand shared information about the JHC curricula and students showcased some of their learnings with practical examples. The prospective parents were extremely pleased with the visit, after all, JHC is the ‘Jewel of Agbor’ and a beacon of knowledge shining brighter each day!

JAMES HOPE COLLEGE STEM FAIR

There was a flurry of excitement in the Great Hall on Thursday, 16th of November 2017, as students and teachers sat anxiously waiting for the STEM FAIR to commence. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) FAIR was a very glorious event, as invited schools in Agbor like Calvary Group of Schools, Baptist Girls High School, Staff Model College, Ime-Obi Secondary School and Omumu Mixed Secondary School participated in various riveting activities such as the Quiz. The students were eager to showcase their inspiring projects, which they had worked very hard on for over a month. Each department that makes up STEM, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Design and Technology, Agriculture and Art, had exhibits. The Biology section exhibited a stanching model of the DNA made from marshmallows, gummy bear and liquorice twists. The Chemistry group showed us some fascinating facts about Graphene, Diamond and Buckminsterfullerene. The Physic group pleasantly shocked all and sundry as they created a vacuum cleaner and warship. The Maths group made cool 3-D shapes out of cardboard. The Design and Technology group made soaps, a grenade and an awesome water dispenser. Finally, the Art and Design groups displayed some wonderful pieces of art and craft, such as leather bags, yarn on board works, leather hats and lanterns, all of which were created by JHC students. There were also some interesting Science magic tricks such as converting water into wine and vice versa, elephant tooth pastes and fire ignition without a lighter which were conducted by Eden Erazua and Chimere Ezeiruakwu.

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JAMES HOPE COLLEGE FORMAL LUNCH

On Saturday, 14th of January 2017, we had the JHC Formal Lunch event as well as a ‘Teen talk’, ‘The Power of Boundaries/No’ presented by Mrs Jemine Mejire. The talk was preceded by a beautifully organised scrumptious formal lunch by the catering department.

Both staff and students were formally dressed and the tables were exquisitely adorned in white for the three-course meal which consisted of bread roll and salad or corn soup for the first course, fried rice or pottage for the main meal and butter pudding with custard for the dessert. There was also water and zobo to drink. Staff and students interacted while soft music played in the background; staff and students were given a menu to choose what they wanted to eat. The main event for the day was the talk by Mrs Jemine Mejire a professional life coach and etiquette teacher. She gave the audience a glimpse of herself which she related to the topic which was very relevant to the social life of teenagers. The students were involved in the activities which
allowed them to get a vivid picture of life of teenagers in real life situations about societal and peer pressure. The whole activity was hinged on the power to say NO and know when to draw a line between right and wrong when it comes to relationships/friendship and peer pressure.

The session was drawn to a close with questions and answers. The vote of thanks was given by the head girl, Eden Erazuwa. Surely the students were really transformed and had a lot to ponder on.

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