Maryland Convent Private School, Maryland…

 

Brief History ofMaryland Convent PrivateSchool

 January 23rd, 1967 marks the birth of this great School in the then Diocese of Lagos. It is the third among the existingOLAPrimary Schools.

 The School was designed for all categories of the human race and status hence the School fees was and is still very minimal as compared with other Schools of its standard I the environs so as to make it affordable for even the less privileged.

The School used part of the former St. Agnes teachers’ training blocks as there were no buildings on ground. Time and age brought expansion of the School.

Rev. Sr. Comgall, Mrs. Shasegbon, Mrs. Beckley to mention a few groomed the School until Mrs. OKunribido was brought in to the team in 1968 to be the first headmistress.

In 1970 the new enviable building was started and completed in 1972. It was opened in 1972, the first of its kind inLagosthat it was mistaken for a university then. The building initially had 18 Classrooms apart from the Administrative Block and the Nursery section. The School exhibited modern touch of education with rooms allocated to Music, Art, Home Economics, Science and computer laboratories highly equipped  and Libraries.

The classrooms are big and well ventilated. The compound is large with display of horticultural designs. The atmosphere is very unique and conducive for learning. The School initially ran 8 year programme from Nursery to Primary 6. The first set of our School leavers left in 1972 with many awards.

In 2009, Sr. Gladys Osagie was appointed the Headteacher of the school.

Today there are six buildings within the School premises with a big School Hall.  The programmes offered in the school include: Crèche, pre-school and Primary I – 6. The attractiveness of the School environment ranges from the neatness of the school and pupils, play grounds, football field, the spacious compound, discipline,  and above all the academic excellence of her pupils contribute to the high population of the school.

The school has turned out great scholars who hold key positions and enviable pots in the society.

Qualified teachers with National Certificate I Education, first degree, master degree can tell the quality of education that operates here. Today we have a staff of about 119 with 1,400 pupils there about.

The school does not limit her knowledge to classroom work alone. The children are exposed to extracurricular activities, exhibition of arts and culture, debate, TV program, sports, excursions, visits to the less privileged, spiritual exercises etc.

The school uniform is brown and cream, brown Cortina and white socks.

We acknowledge all the supervisors, headmistresses and OLA sisters who have contributed their quotas to the development of the school.

 For more information, contact:

Tel: 08023593700

Email: marylandconventprivateschool@yahoo.com

 

 


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