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!

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.

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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2016 Entrance Examination


Grundtvig International Secondary School 2016 Entrance Examinations and interviews into JS1, JS2, SS1 and SS2 will take place on Saturday 2nd April, 2016. The examinations will hold in various Exam Centres across the country for 2016/2017 academic session.

Kindly note the following changes to our Lagos and Edo States examination centres:

  1. LAGOS STATE: Mari Nursery and Primary School, 321 Road, C Close, House 3 FESTAC Town, Lagos. Phone number: 08062858652
  2. EDO STATE:  Brother Pious Nursery and Primary School, Akinsua Street, off Airport Road, Benin City. Phone number: 08167311093

To apply online, click here.


Grundtvig Secondary Selected by Shell as its Representative School in South East Nigeria


The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) has selected GISS, Oba as its representative school in the South East Geo-political zone of Nigeria for its National Cradle to Career Scholarship Scheme.

The Scholarship scheme is an all inclusive programme that will enable Nigerian pupils to gain access to six year education in reputable secondary schools like ours across Nigeria.

GISS, Oba has earned this position as one of the leading secondary schools in Nigeria and the best in South East Nigeria. Ten pupils selected from the five South Eastern States of Nigeria have already enrolled in GISS for the 2014/2015 academic year under the scheme .

WAEC Performance: Grundtvig International Secondary School Emerges Top Ten in Nigeria


Grundtvig International Secondary School Emerges Top Ten in NigeriaGrundtvig International Secondary School, Oba was one of a select number of schools honoured with a PLATINUM AWARD by the African Brand Review for being among the TOP TEN PERFORMING SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 WAEC Exams. The WAEC list of top hundred performing schools in the WAEC Exam released by WAEC Nigeria to Africa Brand Review showed that our school (GISS) is the FIFTH best performing school in WAEC in Nigeria.

The Excellence Recognition Award event took place at the Oyo Hall of the Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos on 5th June, 2015. It had top education officials and schools from across the country in attendance. The school Principal and PRO represented GISS at the event. A big congratulations to our students and staff.

GISS Gets New Multimedia Hall


Grundtvig International Secondary School’s new Chinua Achebe Multimedia Hall has just been completed by Finlab Nigeria Limited. The country’s leading science equipment and furniture designers.

The multimedia hall has a capacity of 200 persons sitting. This hall will be used for Students’ educational and social activities like drama, lectures, training, workshops, seminars and meetings.


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