Jim Ovia’s Foundation acquires American International School


James Hope College, a co-educational initiative of the Jim Ovia Foundation has acquired the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki campus facility to establish James Hope College in the state.

Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lagos, the founder/chairman of JHC, Mr. Jim Ovia said the school would continue to offer full scholarship based on merit, to 40 per cent of all the students that would be admitted.

“With the acquisition of this property, JHC is set to replicate in Lagos the outstanding academic performance it is known for.

“More importantly, the offer of full scholarship to 40 per cent of the students on merit ensures that the school’s equal opportunity model of academic excellence is extended to all students regardless of their state of origin,” he said.

Ovia said the college will admit students in September 2020.

The event was attended by the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the United States Ambassador represented by Ms. Carol Cox, the chairman of AISL board, Mr. Ali Safieddine, among other personalities.

JHC offers a combination of British and Nigerian curricula.

It is a Cambridge Associate School, a member of Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and Association of British Schools Overseas (AoBSO).

JHC is in partnership with Microsoft Imagine Academy and GL Education. 

Besides, it is accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), Pearson Edexcel Examinations as well as British Schools Overseas (BSO.


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