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Loyola Jesuit College is a private Roman Catholic secondary school in Nigeria operated by the Society of Jesus religious order. The school was opened on October 2, 1996 and is named after the Society's founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola Jesuit College is a co-educational, boarding institution located in Gidan Mangoro in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria's capital. Loyola Jesuit College is regarded by many as currently being the best secondary school in Nigeria . The highly selective school has claimed the best West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations results for the past seven years, as well as the best JAMB results for several of those years, and is thus regarded as the best in West Africa. The school has a reputation for graduating highly qualified students who go on to attend some of the best-ranked universities in the world..

At first students from Port Harcourt travelled between school and their homes via the roads. Rising crime along roads during the 1990s made parents believe that road travel was too dangerous. In 2001, when Sosoliso Airlines began services between Port-Harcourt and Abuja, parents placed their children on the flights.On December 10, 2005, Loyola Jesuit College lost 60 students in Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145.. Among the many students who lost their lives was a family of three siblings and the Head Boy of the school at the time. The crash claimed 107 lives with two survivors... Kechi Okwuchi, a student at Loyola Jesuit, survived the crash. A new multi-purpose auditorium has now been built in their honour and memory (called the Memorial Hall)..Kechi was treated in Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa as of 14 December 2005 and at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas, United States as of 6 September 2007..

The Roar, student magazine, published from the Gidan Mangoro campus since 2000..The Editorial Positions are held by students at the school..The Roar is a 2009 novel by British author Emma Clayton... It was published in the United States and the United Kingdom by Chicken House..The Roar takes place in a "post-apocalyptic" world where a disease known as the "plague" infects every animal and causes them to turn vicious and attack humans...
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