The Grundtvig International Secondary School is owned by the Grundtvig Movement of Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation committed to the development of “Education for Life” in Nigeria. The Board of Trustees of the Grundtvig Movement controls the operations of the school through the principal. The Grundtvig Movement is inspired by the Danish Education-for-Life philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1872). It is a residential school for boys and girls.
The school campus is on ten hectares of land and securely walled. It is a community of its own with staff quarters, students’ hostels, classrooms, workshops and administrative block. It also has a water borehole and stand-by generator. A network of tarred roads criss-cross the compound.
In 2014, the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) selected Grundtvig International Secondary School as its representative school in the South East Geo-political zone of Nigeria for its National Cradle to Career (NC2C) Scheme. The Scholarship scheme is an all-inclusive propramme that enables Nigerian pupils to gain access to six year education in reputable secondary schools across Nigeria. Grundtvig International Secondary School earned this position as one of the leading secondary schools in Nigeria and the best in South East Nigeria.
Grundtvig International Secondary School was honoured with a Platinum Award by the Africa Brands Review at a ceremony at Airport Hotel, Lagos, in 2015. The Platinum Award was bestowed on only ten schools in Nigeria: the top ten schools in the country based on their performance in the 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
In April 2016, Grundtvig International Secondary School was again honoured with a Platinum Award by the Africa Brands Review at a ceremony at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The School retained its position as one of the top ten performing schools in Nigeria based on its performance in the 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
In July 2016, Grundtvig International Secondary School was honoured at the 2016 edition of the WEST AFRICAN QUALITY EDUCATION AWARDS which held at the Banquet Hall of Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday 1st July 2016. The School was presented with a plaque and a certificate for emerging WINNER in West Africa of the following award category: BEST IN VALUE-BASED EDUCATION and LIFE SKILL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2016. The ceremony was graced by dignitaries, schools and educational organisations from the West African sub region. The event was organised by the African Quality Institute (www.africanqualityinstitute.com).
The Grundtvig Movement is inspired by the Danish Education-for-Life philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1872).
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
Rosa Louise Parks (1913-2005) – The heroine and icon who galvanised America’s civil rights revolution.
Icon of Rosa Parks House, Grundtvig International Secondary School.