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Zenith Bank's Jim Ovia Acquires American International School Lagos Property

Chairman, Jim Ovia Foundation, Mr. Jim Ovia, CON (3rd Left), flanked by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu (3rd right); Representative of the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms. Carol Cox (1st Left); Chairman, Board of Directors, American International School Lagos (AISL), Mr. Ali Safieddine; Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi, Prof Konyinsola Ajayi, SAN; and Member, Board of Trustees, James Hope College, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe, OFR at the signing ceremony of the acquisition of American International School Lagos Property to establish James Hope College Lagos held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday.

  • Offers Full Scholarship To 40% Of Students


VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA - The acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus facility to establish James Hope College (JHC) in Lagos, has been announced.

This development was made public by JHC at the signing ceremony which took place yesterday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.

In attendance at the ceremony is the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the United States Ambassador ably represented by Carol Cox, the Chairman of AISL Board, Ali Safieddine and other prominent persons.

Handing down his speech, Jim Ovia, the Founder/Chairman of James Hope College maintained that the College would continue to offer full scholarships based on merit, to 40% of all the students that would be admitted into the school. 

According to a statement issued by Ayoola Kusimo from the Corporate Communications unit of Zenith Bank Plc., "James Hope College, a co-educational initiative of the Jim Ovia Foundation, offers a combination of British and Nigerian curricula. 

"James Hope College is a Cambridge Associate School, a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Association of British Schools Overseas (AoBSO). 

"JHC is in partnership with Microsoft Imagine Academy and GL Education.  JHC is accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), Pearson Edexcel Examinations, and British Schools Overseas (BSO).

"With the acquisition of this property, James Hope College is set to replicate in Lagos the outstanding academic performance it is known for. 

"More importantly, the offer of full scholarship to 40% 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. 

"James Hope College Lagos will open its doors to students in September 2020."

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