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Discover the world of possibilities with Mater Amabilis

Vincit Omnia Veritas (Truth Conquers All)

Welcome to Mater Amabilis

Welcome to the official website of Mater Amabilis Secondary School! We are an all-girls Catholic boarding school located in Umuoji, a suburb of Onitsha in Anambra State, Nigeria.  In Mater Amabilis, we make it our business to assist every girl child entrusted to our care reach her full potentials. Since 1962 when our historic and prestigious school was founded, we have continued to transform lives through an all-round education that prepares young people for the future. Our numerous alumnae scattered in different parts of the world and doing eminently well in their respective professions, bear witness to the lofty standard of education we have achieved over the years. With a current population of  about 1000 students drawn from different parts of the country and beyond, Mater possesses a unique diversity that enriches the overall learning experience of the student. 


Why choose Mater Amabilis

Here are some convincing reasons why our prestigious and historic school is the perfect destination for the training and formation of the girl-child

Our Vision:

To provide an academic community where students are inspired with passion for excellence and are meaningfully engaged towards realizing their potentials with an end result of students’ success, parents satisfaction, staff accomplishment and society’s pride

Our Mission

Mater Amabilis Secondary School is committed to providing optimal educational opportunities for all students to prepare themselves for a productive future through a balanced, well-structured school curriculum, tailored to meet the challenges of the times via the collaborative efforts of the staff and students

Our Core Values

Moral rectitude, academic excellence, self-confidence, discipline, tolerance, creativity

Our Motto:

Vincit Omnia Veritas (Truth Conquers All)


Inside Mater Amabilis

Discover some of the activities that make up the students’ learning experience in Mater Amabilis

Vibrant Academic Life

Academic excellence is our major area of emphasis. In Mater Amabilis, the students are exposed to a wide range of subject areas handled by quality and experienced teachers.

Practical Lessons

Practicals in science subjects are organised to complement the theory aspect of teaching. We make it our duty to ensure that our students are equipped with adequate psychomotor skills

Strong Spiritual and Moral Formation

As a Catholic Mission School, we maintain high moral principles in every aspect of school life, giving special attention to the formation of conscience and the cultivation of deep relationship with God.

Graduation Ceremony

Since 1962, we have continued to graduate year after year, a galaxy of brilliant young girls doing eminently well in various higher institutions in different parts of the country and beyond.

Cultural Formation

The students' learning experience in Mater Amabilis includes activities that are meant to connect them with their cultural roots

Extra Curricular Activities

We also expose students to other extra-curricular skills that could be very useful later on life

What Our Alumnae Say

Here are some powerful testimonials from our old students

Mater Amabilis

...Making a Difference

The future is female. In Mater Amabilis we are preparing the next generation of female change – makers

Upcoming Events

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Entrance Examination

The Entrance Exam Dates are follows:

1. Saturday, 22nd April, 2023 at Mater Amabilis Secondary School, Umuoji, Anambra State

2. Saturday, 29th April, 2023 at our Lagos Examination Centre, Nazareth Primary School, 3rd Avenue, Between I and J Close, Festac Town, Lagos

60th Anniversary Celebration

On this day, we shall be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the foundation of our historic school. It will begin with a Pontifical Holy Mass by the Archbishop of Onitsha at 10.00am

We Have Experienced Teachers

Meet the members of our ebullient Management Team

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Rev. Fr. Francis Onwuchulum

School Manager
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Mrs. Lucy Ibekwe

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Mrs. Bernadette Chigbo

Vice Principal Admin
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Mrs. Justina Ibekwe

Vice Principal Academics

Ms. Chika Ezigbo

Vice Principal Admin II

Mrs. Uzoma Ugwumba

Vice Principal Special Duties 
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Mrs. Blessing Ezigbo

Dean of Studies

Mrs. Helen Offor


Let your girl-child strive for a chance to study in this historic and prestigious citadel of learning

The future is female. In Mater Amabilis we are preparing the next generation of female change – makers