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Founded on Our Rich Culture and the Philosophy: Education for Life
Grundtvig International Secondary School is founded on our rich tradition and the Education-for-Life philosophy of Bishop NFS Grundtvig of Denmark (1783-1872). This philosophy has inspired schools in other parts of the world, including the USA, and was extolled by US President Barack Obama at the 2016 Nordic State Dinner. Grundtvig’s work “ended up having a ripple effect on the civil rights movement,” Obama said, adding he “might not be standing here” were it not for his teachings.
It is therefore no surprise that we emerged “Best in Value-Based Education” and “Life Skill Development School of the Year” at the West African Quality Education Awards (WAQEA) held at Sheraton Hotel Lagos in July 2016.
Repeatedly Among the Top 10 Performing Secondary Schools in Nigeria
Our students have repeatedly achieved one of the best WAEC results in Nigeria. Our school has been honoured several times with Platinum Awards for Excellence for being among the top ten performing schools in WAEC examinations in the country. Our school also received in 2018 the British Council’s “Top in Nigeria” Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for producing the best student in English language in the country in Cambridge International Examination.
Students are Encouraged to Worship and Practice their Faith
We are firmly grounded on Christian principles, with regular moral instruction, and all students are encouraged to worship and practice their various faiths.
Importantly, we also affirm the values of our shared humanity, expressed by Bishop NFS Grundtvig in the words: ‘First a man, then a Christian’.
We therefore foster religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence which is sorely needed in today’s world.
No Double Bunks or Crowded Rooms
Our dormitories are designed to feel homely, with one-student rooms, two-student rooms, four-student rooms and eight-student rooms, with each single bed having its own built-in wardrobe. There are no double bunks or crowded rooms.
House parents and portresses provide supervision round the clock to a small cluster of students. There is zero tolerance for any form of bullying!