“ We are so proud of the school”– A Parent
James Hope College offers an extensive scholarship programme. In any cohort, we offer full scholarships to at least 20% of new entrants.
Prospective students who reside or hail from Agbor have a specific number of places reserved for them to access our full-scholarship programme subject to entrance requirements. Scholarships are offered to students who meet the entry age requirement, display exceptional academic ability and consistently attain high grades.
James Hope College is one of the educational projects of the Jim Ovia Foundation,a foundation committed to providing holistic learning programme to foster the future leaders of Nigeria at a subsidized rate, offering world-class education to its students, thanks to the endowment fund the school is run on, facilitated by Mr. Jim Ovia, the Founder/Chairman of the College.
The James Hope College is also a recipient of scholarship donation, See some of the activities below.
For 2018/2019 JHC graduates
On Saturday, 28 June 2019, the Founder/Chairman of James Hope College Foundation, Mr. Jim Ovia, committed to funding the university tuition of all 30 pioneer graduates of 2018/2019 graduating set of the James Hope College. He made the announcement on behalf of the Jim Ovia Foundation during the College’s First Graduation Ceremony at the School’s premises in Agbor, Delta State.
According to Mr. Ovia, the graduands have excelled on multiple fronts including in the 2018 Oct/Nov IGCSE result, as well as clinching the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. The Chairman extended leadership categories to the outgoing Head Boy and Head Girl to fund their university tuition to their preferred schools irrespective of locale.
The scholarship fund covering the university tuition of the thirty 2018/2019 JHC graduates is valued at over ₦500 million, making it one of its kind extended to the College students. Other education-funding programmes include Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship (JOFLS) and Mankind United To Support Total Education (MUSTE) which has supported over 3,500 young people in education and entrepreneurial endowments all over Africa.
There are many organisations but those that stand the test of time are the ones that make a habit of giving back. As a Foundation, the entire essence of James Hope College (JHC) is vested in social service to the Agbor Community and Nigeria at large through special programmes and academic scholarships.
One of these social responsibilities is the Agbor Academic Initiative (AAI). This Initiative is an intensive teaching and learning programme provided for a period of Year 1 to Year 5 pupils from various interested primary schools. The aim is to support the improvement and up-liftment of academic standards in the Agbor environs. Annually, at least 25 of qualifying Year 5 students will have the opportunity of extra tuition in the Sciences, Mathematics and English from the best teachers to enhance their academic ability. At the end of the programme the students will have the chance to sit for the Admissions Entrance Examination to compete for a place at JHC on full scholarship.
This Initiative began at the start of the 2015/2016 session. So far, JHC has tutored over 90 pupils attending school in and around Agbor. Parents of participants have expressed goodwill towards James Hope College and have revealed a significant improvement in cognitive performance of their children. In addition to this, outstanding students from every cohort are offered scholarship opportunities. The last two batches have produced at least three beneficiaries per set. This is yet another addition to the Jim Ovia Foundation programme, under the James Hope College Foundation initiatives.
The Duke of Edinburgh program is a highly beneficial programme for teens all over the world. During some weekends, all DoE members at James Hope College partake in the sanitation expedition. Focus is usually on the streets right outside the school and surrounding environs. Participants do good to make a clean sweep.
Every student-member is equipped with necessary tools to carry out the task – gloves, shovels, rakes, hoes and baskets to clean up. At the end of the day’s work, all participants return to the school premises to take their rest and continue with the activities for the day.
Students usually volunteer for teaching exercises as part of the Duke of Edinburgh programme. In February 2018, the students volunteered at Nosiere Primary school, Agbor. The students prepared beforehand with all necessary teaching materials (including lesson plans, lesson notes, science apparatus and chalk board writing materials).
Student-volunteers taught the Primary 4 classes Mathematics (Division of numbers), English (Stress Pattern), Science (Water project on evaporation and condensation), Social Studies (Employment) and CRS (Jesus’ crucifixion) and educated the Primary 5 pupils on English (Debate on a familiar topic), Mathematics (Uses of percentages), Agricultural science (Pest and diseases of crop plants) and CRS (Jesus Conquered the devil) subjects. The lectures lasted for two hours. The teaching experience was fun and interactive for volunteers and participants.
To make payment, fill in the unique JHC ID of the student (of whom payment is to be made on his/her behalf).