Infant Jesus Academy was established on the 6th of September 1996. Pastor Innocent Uzoji founded the academy as a humanitarian aid approach to missions. He worked with Assemblies of God Church Nigeria and was actively involved in church planting.. With a little over twenty pupils, the school took off academic activities at the nursery and primary school cadre. In 1998, the academy received governmentís approval to offer education at the nursery and primary school levels. The secondary arm of the school kicked off formally in the year 2000 and by the 2002, it received governmentís approval. The Academy graduated its first set of SS3 students in 2006, ten years after its establishment. The focus is to provide qualitative and affordable education to the less privileged in the society, hence the low cost of tuition fees. Some orphans and children of single parents are on full scholarship
Infant Jesus Academy provides both secular, religious and morally tailored education to its pupils and students. Subjects offered at the nursery include:
c) Nursery Science
d) Health Habits
e) Social Norms
f) Verbal Skills
g) Quantitative Skills
h) Christian Religious Knowledge
At the Primary category, the following subjects are offered:
a) English Language
c) Science and Technology
d) Social Studies
e) Christian Religious Knowledge
f) Physical and Health Education
g) Agricultural Science
h) Verbal Aptitude
i) Quantitative Aptitude
j) Civic Education
l) Computer Studies
m) Creative Art
n) Writing Skills
o) Home Economics
At the upper basic levels 1 Ė 3 (Junior Secondary School 1-3)
b) English Language
c) Basic Science
d) Agricultural Science
e) Social Studies
f) Creative Arts
g) Christian Religious Knowledge
h) Computer Studies
j) Civil education
k) Business Studies
l) Home Economics
m) Basic Technology
At the Senior Secondary category, the following subjects are offered;
b) English Language
c) Agricultural Science
f) Christian Religious Knowledge
g) Computer Studies
i) Civic education
j) Food and Nutrition
l) Literature in English
The school has been in the hall of fame for the period it period it participated in the various match-pass parade to celebrate the National Day and the Children and Youth Day celebrations. In 1999, when it participated for the first time in the October 1st celebrations, it come third in the honours starting for best performance in the match-pass. One year later, the nursery pupils participated for the first time and came second in the year 2000. In 2001, the sample pupils went and come back with the top prize.
The schools football team has also made a name for itself in the state by competing at various level. One of such outings was the National Association of Proprietors of Private School (NAPPS) Plateau State Chapter football competition where it won to the first prize trophy in 2004. This feat saw the team being selected by the Plateau State football association to represent the state in the Nigeria football tournament for under 13 boys in 2006. The team put up an impressive performance reaching the quarter-finals final where it got eliminated through penalties by Rivers State.
Students of the academy have also individually excelled in Quiz, Essay Writing contest and National Arts Competitions. Students like Kristen Laitu Haruna (now a 300 level English student at the University of Jos) won one year scholarship for a brilliant project with the KB Prize for leadership. Another student, Shalom Fidelis (now a 200 level Fine Arts student at the Ahmadu Bello University) came amongst the top ten in a Chevron National Arts competition for secondary schools. The competition received over 2000 entries and the top ten students received scholarship awards presented at the nationís capital, Abuja in 2010.
Academic Staff/ Teaching Facilities
The academy is well staffed with seasoned, experienced and qualified administrators, teachers and instructors among who are a PhD holder, a Masterís Degree holder, several Bachelors of Education (B.ED) a handful of National Certificate of Education (NCE) holders. These categories of staff are specialists in their chosen field with several years of teaching experience and expertise. With a balanced students-teacher ratio, teaching resources, a library, science and computer laboratories, pupils and students under the tutelage of the academy are well equipped for the demands and challenges of the 21st century.
To raise disciplined. intellectually sound and God-fearing future leaders who will in turn impact their generation positively
To be a leading academic institution in Plateau State and Nigeria, where character and knowledge are molded for the development and growth of the nation.
Care and fun for your babies
Basic education for the toddlers
Complete primary education
Advance education for the teenagers.
Infant Jesus Academy is fully equipped with standard and latest facilities to give your children a complete training experience.