Grundtvig International Secondary School is owned by the Grundtvig Movement of Nigeria, a non-profit Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) registered by the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Land (Perpetual Succession) Act Cap. 98. The school was founded in the year 1998 by Dr. Kachi E. Ozumba.
The curriculum and teaching are inspired by the philosophy of “Education for Life”. We equip students to live lives useful and satisfactory to themselves, their communities and the nation. This is based on our rich culture and the philosophy of Bishop N.F.S. Grundtvig whose ideas have also given rise to the Danish folk high school and efterskole movements.
It is a residential school for boys and girls. The school campus is on ten hectares of beautifully landscaped and securely walled property. It is a community of its own with staff quarters, students’ hostels, classrooms, workshops, administrative block, auditorium, clinic, other service buildings and sports courts. It also has water boreholes and stand-by generators.
If the school really is to be an educational institution for the benefit of life, it must first of all make neither education nor itself the goal but the requirements of life… – N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1872)