Today’s Impact Best School of the Year Award for GISS


An Abuja-based educational newspaper, Today’s Impact (, at its Official Launching and Awards ceremony, honoured Grundtvig International Secondary School (GISS), Oba, Anambra State, with the BEST SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2015 award. The event which took place on Thursday 28 July 2016 at the NAF Conference Centre, Ahmadu Bello Way, Abuja, had schools, officials of the federal ministries of education and information, and other dignitaries in attendance. Our School’s award was presented to our principal by the former Administrator of Niger and Plateau states, (retired) Colonel Habibu Idris Shuaibu.

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GISS Alumni Present Cash Awards to Graduating Students

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Egesimba2At the graduation ceremony of the  SS3 class of 2016 which took place on Friday 15th July, 2016, some GISS alumni members of the classes of 2006, 2007 and 2010, presented cash awards totalling N70,000.00 to the best students in various subjects among the graduating class. Presenting the cash awards on behalf of the alumni, Mr ThankGod Egesimba, Head Boy of the 2009 set and a graduate of Electronics/Electrical Engineering, advised the graduating students to make their graduation a stepping stone to greater achievements. He also stated that the students would better appreciate the work of their teachers later in life. The awards were well received and appreciated by the students, as were the words of advice.

2016 Graduation Ceremony

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The graduation ceremony for the SS3 class of 2016 took place at our new 700- seater  school auditorium. The event attracted parents, GISS alumni, invited guests and dignitaries from all walks of life. Highlights of the day included the graduation lecture by Professor Charles Esimone, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; grand performances by GISS students, awards to best students in SS3 and JSS3 in different subject areas, and the valedictory speech by the class of 2016 valedictorian, Jennifer Chioma Ezeani. The new school auditorium was commissioned just before the start of the event. See photos below:

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New Ultra-modern School Auditorium Completed

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Our 720-seater ultra-modern School Auditorium has now been completed and furnished:

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EDUCATION FOR LIFE: Grundtvig Emerges “Best in Value-Based Education” and “Life Skill Development School of the Year 2016”



Grundtvig International Secondary School, Oba, Anambra State 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 Recall also that in April 2016 our school was honoured by another organisation with a Platinum Award for Excellence for emerging top ten in Nigeria based on our WAEC results. Congratulations once again to our wonderful students and staff!

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WAEC Rating: Another Excellence Award for Grundtvig International Secondary School


WAEC Rating: Excellence Award for Grundtvig International Secondary School, Oba, Anambra State.

Grundtvig International Secondary School, Oba, was on Thursday 28th April 2016, honoured with a PLATINUM AWARD by the Africa Brands Review (ABR) during an exciting award ceremony at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

The Platinum Award received by the school is the ABR’s HIGHEST AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE. It was bestowed on only ten schools in Nigeria for emerging top ten in the country in the last West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) conducted by WAEC.

The event was graced by WAEC  officials and by officials of the Federal Ministry of Education, among others. Recall also that our school was similarly honoured with a Platinum Award for Excellence in 2015.  

Congratulations to our wonderful students and staff.

2016 Inter House Sports


Check out photos from our recent 2016 Inter House Sports.

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The Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly Inaugurates GISS Parliament

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The Speaker of Anambra State House Of Assembly, Hon. Barrister Mrs. Rita Maduagwu was at Grundtvig International Secondary School, Oba on Monday 23rd November, 2015 to inaugurate the  GISS Staff/Students’ Representative Council (AKA: GISS Parliament).

The parliament  is a forum created by the school to enable the elected student representatives meet with the staff representatives to discuss extensively on issues which affect the general welfare  of the students and the school.

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It was fun at GISS, Oba on Saturday 14th November, 2015 as the school celebrated Cultural Day. The aim of the celebration was to make our students understand our culture and values. The event attracted traditional rulers, GISS alumni, parents and dignitaries from all walks of life. Highlights of the event included traditional breaking of kolanut, cultural dances, coronation of Igwe Ohamadike 2 of Grundtvig Autonomous Community, installation of Lolo Igodoeze 1 of Grundtvig Autonomous Community and conferment of chieftaincy titles on some deserving students.

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From 21st to 30th August, 2015 some students of Grundtvig International Secondary School, accompanied by Mrs Chineze Odiari (VP Academics Junior), were in the United Kingdom for a ten-day educational summer tour. They first camped at the PGL Camp in Liddington, Swindon, where they engages in activities like rock climbing, map reading and location finding, vertical challenge, sensory trail, etc. They also visited places of interest in London, such as the Parliament Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Pier, and the London Eye. Some of our students captured their their impressions of the tour below:

On the 21st of August, 2015, I embarked on the most exciting adventure of my life. We left Nigeria around 6am and arrived London Gatwick Airport at about 5pm. In Swindon, we had lots of fun activities, especially rock climbing which I did with so much ease and excitement. From there, we went to London twice for shopping and sightseeing, which I also enjoyed. We entered the famous Buckingham Palace, where the Queen of England lives. We saw the soldiers and their gigantic horses exchanging shifts with a parade. The trip was fun-filled. I doubt I will ever forget such a wonderful and exciting experience in my life and I hope I will get to go there again.
Chizubelu Akabuike, SS1 Alpha

The meals were quite interesting ‘English dishes’ – although we weren’t familiar with them at first but we got used to them. I looked forward to meal times. We were also involved in a lot of fun activities like fencing, trapeze, quad biking, climbing, sensory trail, Jacobs ladder, zip wire to mention a few. We went to many places of interest like Buckingham Palace, where the queen of England resides; Numbers 10 &11 Downing Street where the prime minister and the treasury operate from; Trafalgar square; the parliament building and the London Eye. I’d say it was a great opportunity for me. I thank my parents and the School for the great opportunity.
-Chukwudozie Anyanwu, SS3 Alpha

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