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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.
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 human, 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 teachers employed solely for pastoral duties provide supervision round the clock to a small cluster of students. There is zero tolerance for any form of bullying!