Ibadan Grammar School

Ibadan Grammar School is a public secondary school founded in 1913 as a Christian school, the oldest of the 1,000 in Oyo state. With a long and very proud history, Ibadan Grammar School had moved to its present site, Molete, in 1951. Some nine years before then, the school had excised its elementary section to focus on secondary level education. The school was in its glorious years at this time, both in infrastructure and human resources and the decline that followed is usually blamed on the 1970 take-over by the government.

Today, there is an ongoing multimillion-naira project by the government through the Education Trust Fund involving the renovation of some of the school’s facility. Former students of the school too have provided a huge hall, and other utility facilities. In 2013, another alumnus, Mike Adenuga, who is the boss at the Telecom Company, Globacom, donated an ICT center.

Tope Apoola
Profession: Writer