In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, July, 2020

Nigeria’s First Grammar College Clocks 112, See Some Fascinating Historic Info About The College

Nigeria's First Grammar School Clocks 112, See Some Interesting Historical Facts About The School

Abeokuta Grammar School

Abeokuta Grammar College

 

Usually known as the primary grammar college in Nigeria, Abeokuta Grammar College is a secondary college within the metropolis of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

 

It’s presently positioned at Idi-Aba space, Abeokuta.

 

The primary secondary college established outdoors Lagos, it’s a in style college identified for its historical past, academy excellence and producing a few of Nigeria’s best.

 

Abeokuta Grammar College is attended by college students from all components of Nigeria, the West Coast of Africa, South Africa, Europe and even Asia.

 

Listed below are some attention-grabbing historic info about this nice citadel of studying which may curiosity you.

 

On 23rd April 1908, the Abeokuta District Church Council resolved to determine the establishment that’s right now often called Abeokuta Grammar College (AGS)

 

The varsity grew to become operative at a website within the present-day Ijemo Agbadu, Abeokuta on 16th July 1908.

 

In December 1908, the Christ Missionary Society moved the college to the Igbein website. The boarders lived at Barrister Moore’s compound within the space between Ilogbo and Ijemo Agbadu.

 

In these early years, the boarding facility was elitist. Nonetheless, it was an integral a part of Abeokuta Grammar College since its institution in 1908.

 

The inspiration stone of the Igbein website was laid by Sir Salter Edgerton, KCMA, the governor of the Southern Protectorate of Nigeria while the then Alake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo 1(1854 – 1920) humbly carried the primary stone for the laying of the muse on 21st December 1910.

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It was first a ‘boys solely’ college but it surely grew to become a ‘combined college’ in 1914, having entered its college students for his or her first exterior examinations (Royal School of Preliminary Native Examinations) three years earlier in 1911.

 

In 1945, AGS had one of the best total ends in Arithmetic within the Cambridge College Certificates Examination in the entire of West Africa.

 

In that examination, David Omueya Dafinone (1927), a Sapele boy, introduced honour to the college when his grade was adjudged to be one of the best in West Africa. An achievement that received him a scholarship to review within the College of Exeter (and later within the College of Hull)

 

A number of years later, Dafinone grew to become the primary Blackman to enter the World Guinness Ebook of Information for having a household of chartered accountants (himself, his spouse & 5 youngsters all chartered accountants).

 

Within the fifties, AGS college students unofficially named the Igbein website, the ‘College of Igbein’. The mentality was such Type One pupil of the college perceived himself or herself as superior to a Type 5 pupil of any non-AIONIAN college. In 1958, AGS acquired the standing of HSC college, one of many only a few faculties in the entire of Nigeria to achieve that feat.

 

AGS was on the Igbein website till 1976 when it lastly moved to its new website at Idi Aba. It was to the credit score of Igbein that it hosted AGS proper from the time the pioneer college students began off courses within the first (uncompleted) constructing there. Abeogramms was in Igbein for over 65 years!

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The brand new website at Idi Aba was acquired shortly after the primary Nigerian army coup d’etat in 1966. As on the time, the 1975/80 units have been admitted as college students in AGS in 1975/76 educational session, Idi Aba was host to solely Varieties 1 & 2 college students. It had a supervisor (Baba Odusote) reporting to the college principal at Igbein, on the helm of affairs.

 

Abeogramms was named as one of many mannequin secondary faculties in Ogun State in 1996.

 

Up to now, AGS has participated and excelled in competitions such because the Principal’s Cup, Alake Coronation Competitors, Grier Cup, Aionian Video games, Empire Day Competitors and so on.

 

Israel Oludotun Ransome Kuti (1891 – 1955) Olufunmilayo Ransome Kuti (1900 – 1978) & Olikoye Ransome Kuti (1927 – 2003) all had hyperlinks with AGS and the College of Ibadan (UI).

 

Oludotun was at a time the Principal of AGS and he had Kuti Corridor (of residence) named after him in UI in 1954.

 

Olufunmilayo attended AGS and ended up getting married to a well-known principal of the college. In 1968, UI bestowed upon her an honorary doctorate diploma in legislation.

 

Olikoye had his secondary training in AGS, making his mark as a really good pupil. He had his college training at UI and Trinity School, Dublin.

 

The outdated college students affiliation of Abeokuta Grammar College is named AGSOBA. Within the childhood of the affiliation, it was often called ‘Igbein Sokediles’

 

Abeokuta grammer college, AGSOBA:

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The varsity has ever since maintained a excessive normal in each educational and social extracurricular actions which is kind of evident within the leisure business right now with some A listing artiste being previous college students from the college, college students like the favored Kizz Daniel, Hearth Boy DML, Tunde Kilani and plenty of extra of them.

 

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