St Joseph Nursery And Primary

5, behind NYSC State Secretariat, G.R.A., Ilorin
Academic Year
2021/2022 Academic Session
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About Us

Our mission is to provide healthy, educative environment, adequate protection and care for our pupils with sound moral and intellectual training through qualified and dedicated staff.

Programs Offered
Nursery and Primary education

St. Joseph’s Nursery & Primary School was founded on 30th January, 1969 by His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. William Mahoney (SMA) Catholic Bishop of Ilorin Diocese (1969-1982) with Rev. Sr. Therese of the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) as the foundation Headmistress and Miss. Margret Zacchaeus (Now Mrs. Ekundayo) as the School’s first member of staff.

At the beginning, there were 16 pupils on roll, comprising six girls and ten boys. After some time, the school moved to the new classroom block completed for St. Anthony’s Secondary school and occupied one classroom (for pupils) and nourished baby, who was also sure-footed, the school developed, and by the end of the session, the pupils’ population had more than doubled..

From inception, the school has experienced monumental development; it had acquired a reputation as one of the best nursery and primary schools not only in Ilorin but throughout Kwara State. Among other notable nursery and primary schools at present, St. Joseph is like a wealthy noble among the novaeu riche. Today, over 40years after its establishment, St. Joseph’s Nursery/Primary School, Ilorin has taken FIRM, GIANT STRIDES from a Nursery School with an initial population of about 45 pupils in a classroom; to a Nursery/Primary School with a population of over 1,200 pupils. The school has grown tremendously in population and the physical structures and human capital have also greatly developed, and the spate of development increases daily. There is little wonder that the school has developed as is evident, when one takes into consideration the proprietorship, principles of Management and caliber of human resources of the school.

The proprietor of the school has been the Catholic Bishop of Ilorin (at present; Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Ayo Maria Atoyebi OP). the school has been run from inception with pragmatic educational philosophy, combined with sound Catholic education principles. The Headmistresses starting with Rev. Sr. Therese (SND) who started the school and later handed it over to the Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus who are well versed in educational management and child psychology.


5, behind NYSC State Secretariat, G.R.A., Ilorin

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5, Behind Nysc State Secretariat, G.r.a., Ilorin
Ilorin South LGA Kwara


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St Joseph Nursery and Primary
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