Welcome to Infant Jesus Academy, IJA, Asaba.

Infant Jesus Academy, Asaba was founded by the late Mr. Augustine D. Okwechime. The school Proprietress is Mrs. Rose A. Okwechime. The foundation of the IJA was laid by His Lordship, the Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku, Dr. Michael Odogwu-Elue on the 15th day of November 1999. Academic activities started in September 2002.

The pioneer set of the Academy graduated in July 2008. Right from inception, the school has been endowed with abundant talents. This explains why in every field – academics, sports, socials and religion, the students have shown like million stars.

The Principal’s Welcome


Dear parents,

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the Principal of INFANT JESUS ACADEMY.  I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education!   I feel very fortunate to be able to be a part of this school community and to be able to work to support the students and the families of our school. 

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than eighteen years. I have worked with a variety of students' ranging in age from Kindergarten through and junior college. My most recent administrative experience was in Bangalore, India where I served as a Principal in St Benedict’s school and PU College. I am eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to INFANT JESUS ACADEMY and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

Along with the Board of Directors, Parent Teacher Association, Staff and Parents, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at I J A by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and all those who are associated with the school. Together we will focus on the use of data to inform instruction, Responsive Classroom to emphasize academic, social, and emotional growth, and provide exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities that focus on assuring the rigor of instruction in meeting the Common Core Learning Standards.

During the course of the time, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students the best opportunities in preparing for the world, ready to master challenges placed in their path. As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss your concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make the best it can be!




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