St. Catherine’s College Ogoja derived its name from the famous St. Catherine’s College of Catering and Hotel Management in Ireland. It started at Abakpa, Ogoja as St. Catherine’s institute (Centre for women education) offering many courses on hotel management, house wife training, housekeeping, cake making as well as food production services and processing.

The institution was established in September 1994 by the Catholic Diocese of Ogoja with Rev. sister Anthoniette K. Mensah as its first Principal. As students population continued to increase and the need for circular secondary education evolved, students were admitted for the pure secondary education alongside the catering students. The college sought for and received approval from the Cross River state Ministry of Education in 1995.

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about SCCO Ogoja

Our School ServicesWHY WE ARE SUPERIOR

Professional Teachers

Resourceful, trained and experienced teachers

Equipped Libary

Resourceful Library facilities with adequate study furniture

Modern Laboratories

State-of-the-art scientific laboratoies with modern scientific equipment

School Structure

Ultra modern school structure with well equipped class rooms

We are the Bestour best services for your children

Our Mission

Our Mission is to inculcate in our students:
- Character training,
- Vocational training,
- Family values and
- Societal values

Our Vision

To produce credible citizens with higher intellectual capabilities, self-reliance, self-discipline, creativity, higher moral standard and personal values towards life.

Our Curriculum

St. Catherine's College runs both Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Programmes as specified in the Nigerian National Policy on Education. The School offers a range of academic subjects taught by dedicated and professional staff.

We also offer the following:

Guidance and Counselling.

Our Guidance and Counselling Unit guides students' understanding of educational, vocational and social values needed to make wise choices.

Serene Environment

To enhance learning, we have established a conducive environments wherein students feel physically, psychologically, socially, and culturally secure

Sporting Facilities

Not only does sports empower students and promote higher self-esteem, it also motivates students, enables several physical benefits including maintaining a healthy weight, preventing chronic diseases and learning the skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. SCCO boasts lots of sports facilities for her students

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Resumption Date

This is to inform both new and old students that the school will resume on Monday 20th September, 2021, for First Term 2021/2022 Academic Session.



This is to inform both new and old students that school will resume on Monday 10th September, 2018 for first term 2018/2019 academic session.



The school has closed today Friday 13th July 2018 for long vacation and will resume on Monday 10th September, 2018.