About Us

About Us

St. Joseph Secondary School Nyiman is a Catholic secondary school established on the 24th of september 2001 under the catholic diocese of Makurdi by very Revd. Fr. James Seamus Hunter C.S.S.P, an Irish Holy Ghost father who came to Benue on missionary work.

Vision

Our vision is of a school participating in the Catholic Church’s sacred task of forming the character of children and enabling them apply their abilities to attain the purpose of their existence..

Mission & Purpose

We provide qualitative cost effective education for both boys and girls of Nyiman community and its environs, based on Christian and human principles, geared towards the cultivation of responsible citizenship, moral rectitude and the fear of God.

How St. Joseph got its start

The concept of the school was originally conceived by very Revd. Fr. James Seamus Hunter C.S.S.P, an Irish Holy Ghost father who came to Benue on missionary work. When he was posted to the St. Joseph Catholic Independent Mission Nyiman by the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Rt. Revd. Dr. A.A. Usuh, Fr. Hunter saw the need to encourage the children in and around the parish, in particular and Nigeria in general, to receive a sound education which is affordable..

FMoved by the fervent desire to accomplish this missionary mandate in the community, Revd. Fr. Seamus Hunter (CSSp) established St. Joseph Secondary School on the 24th September, 2001. The school started as a day co-educational secondary school system. This effort would not only reduce the level of illiteracy, but also form a formidable and well culture individuals grounded in Christian virtues capable of changing the Nyiman community and entire Nigerian society for good..

Quick facts:

  • Founded in 2001
  • Located in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
  • Accredited by the Benue State Education Board

St. Josephs’ Anthem:

1. Great and glorious Saint Joseph,
Pray for your dear children,
Great and glorious Saint Joseph,
Protect us from all evil.

2. Great and Holy Saint Joseph,
Spouse of our dear mother,
Great and Holy Saint Joseph,
Make us obedient and good

3. Meek and noble Saint Joseph
Grant us wisdom and knowledge;
Loving and gentle Saint Joseph,
Help us to love one another.

4. Great and friendly Saint Joseph,
Patron of Saint Joseph’s Nyiman;
Great and friendly Saint Joseph,
Hear us as we pray to you.

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