Abeokuta Grammar School
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Abeokuta Grammar School is a secondary school in the city of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. It is currently located at Idi-Aba area, of Abeokuta. Often called the first grammar school in Nigeria, it is attended by students from all parts of Nigeria, the West Coast of Africa, South Africa, Europe and even Asia.
|Abeokuta Grammar School|
Elite Road,Idi Aba
|Motto||Iberu Oluwa No Ipile Ogbon (Yoruba)|
(The Fear Of God Is The Beginning Of The Wisdom)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Anglican Communium|
|Sister school||Abeokuta Girls Grammar School|
|Grades||Jss1 - Sss3|
History[edit source | edit]
The school was founded in 1908 by the Abeokuta District Church Council (Anglicans).
Academically, students of Abeokuta Grammar School entered for examination by the Royal College of Preceptors in 1909 and sat for the Cambridge Local Examination in 1911. It became a mixed institution in 1914 with the admission of girls. In 1939, the school presented students for the Cambridge School Certificate Examination, and in 1996 was elevated to the status of a Model School by the Nigerian government.
AGSOBA is an association of old students (boys and girls) of Abeokuta Grammar School and is the oldest students association in Nigeria. Headed by a national body known as the Central Executive Committee with its headquarters in Abeokuta, the association operates through branches all over Nigeria and the world.
Notable alumni[edit source | edit]
- Wole Soyinka
- Beko Ransome-Kuti
- Fela Anikulapo Kuti
- Okunade Sijuade
- Josiah Majekodunmi
- Tunde Kelani
- Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
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