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We believe in exposing our students to learning experiences that will enable them to develop right attitudes and aptitudes; cultural awareness, co-operative spirit, the ideals of resourcefulness, initiative, self-confidence and skills that will empower them to live lives useful and satisfactory to themselves, to their families and to the nation.

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Albert Einstein House

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Icon of Albert Einstein House.

Albert Einstein a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity. Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. (Culled from Wikipaedia)

Inspirational Quote.

 “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” 

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) – Intellectual genius and greatest scientist of modern times.

Mahatma Gandhi House

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Icon of Mahatma Gandhi House.

Mahatma Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Pioneering the use of non-violent resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a tool to fight for civil rights and freedom that he called satyagraha, he founded his doctrine of nonviolent protest to achieve political and social progress based upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence for which he is internationally renowned. Gandhi led India to its independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Culled from Wikipaedia)

Inspirational Quote.

 Non co-operation with evil is as much a duty as is co-operation with good.” 

Mahatma Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) – The man who freed India and led the world in non-violent change.

Mother Teresa House

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Icon of Mother Teresa House.

Mother Teresa, whose real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiumore, was a Roman Catholic nun of Albanian[2][3] ethnicity and Indian citizenship,[4] who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950. For over 45 years, she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. (Culled from Wikipaedia)

Inspirational Quote.

 I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” 

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) – Epitome of compassion who dedicated her life to bringing succour to the needy.

Nelson Mandela House

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Icon of Nelson Mandela House.

Nelson Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and a member of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to multi-racial democracy in 1994. As president, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation, while introducing policies aimed at combating poverty and inequality in South Africa. (Culled from Wikipaedia)

Inspirational Quote.

 “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 

Nelson Mandela (born 18 July 1918) – Dogged fighter against apartheid who became the first black president of South Africa.

Nnamdi Azikiwe House

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Icon of Nnamdi Azikiwe House.

Nnamdi Azikiwe, popularly known as “Zik”, was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism who became the first President of Nigeria after Nigeria secured its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 October 1960; holding the presidency throughout the Nigerian First Republic.. (Culled from Wikipaedia)

Inspirational Quote.

 Show the light for people to find the way.” 

Nnamdi Azikiwe (November 16, 1904 – May 11, 1996) – Father of modern Nigerian nationalism & first president of Nigeria.

Rosa Parks House

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Icon of Rosa Parks House.

Rosa Louise Parks  was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called “the first lady of civil rights”, and “the mother of the freedom movement”. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks’ action was not the first of its kind to impact the civil rights issue, but Parks’ civil disobedience had the effect of sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Parks’ act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. (Culled from Wikipaedia)

Inspirational Quote.

 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 Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) – The heroine and icon who galvanised America’s civil rights revolution.

Traditional dancers of Grundtvig International Secondary School

Grundtvig Nigeria's Foundation Plaque