Eko Boys High School

EBHS during one of the inter-house sports in the 50s
EBHS during one of the inter-house sports in the ’50s

Eko Boys High School is a boys-only institution providing secondary level education. The school moved to its Mushin location in 1952. Structures of the school show signs of old age but it quaintly serve as pride, being the testimony to the school’s status as one of the country’s oldest and one of the best, some decades back. Whatever it was that served as defense to the state of the school in this modern day gave way to the call for restoration as the school’s former students celebrated its centenary anniversary.

Rev. W.B Euba who was one of the teachers at the country’s first secondary school, Methodist High School, founded Eko Boys High School in 1913. The school started in the street adjacent its older counterpart, at 30 Broad Street, Lagos. The school, over the years moved to Oil Mill Street, Rica Street, Ajele, and to Mushin. With commitments from the Lagos State government, under the administration of Babatunde Fashola, it is expected that the school will soon move to its dream site at Abijo, Lekki in Lagos.

Tope Apoola
Profession: Writer