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Abeokuta Girls Grammar School

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Abeokuta Girls Grammar School
Abeokuta Girls Grammer School, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, Ogun state.jpg
The school's gate

Ogun State

School typeSecondary School
Campus typeDay and boarding
Color(s)Blue and white

Abeokuta Girls Grammar School, often abbreviated AGGS, is an all-girls secondary school in Nigeria. The school is located in Abeokuta, the capital of Ògùn, a state in southwestern Nigeria. The permanent site of the school was finished in 1959.[1]


This school was started as an effort from Anglican missionaries. These missionaries called themselves the Abeokuta District Church Council. The council was made up of Anglican Churches and the Stalwart Elba fathers. These fathers wanted better for their daughters and for the community; their goal was to create a safe learning environment for the girls. The school was founded as the Anglican Girl's School, established in 1934, and was added to the grounds of the boys' school known as St. Peter's school. In the beginning years, it was a small school with a few girls enrolled but, once word was spread about the school, it grew rapidly. The school soon became to large for the area in which it was built and it was moved to Iberekodo in 1948. When it was moved there, it was known as Secondary Modern School which was one step upgraded from Anglican Girls School. The popularity of the school continued to grow. In 1953, three Egba men, Dr. Femi Oyewole, Dr. Dotun Oyewole, and Dr. Adeyemi Ademola, wrote the memorandum, which brought about the present school. After that, a celebration was held for the school's success. Following this celebration, the school was moved one final time and then became Abeokuta Girls Grammar School.

When the school was first built, it had two blocks of four classrooms. One building was held for the administration, the other for the girls' classes. The classes covered economics, clothing and textiles, food, and nutrition. Although the school only began with about 30 girls, it has now grown to a population of about 3,000. With the growing population, many of the educational offerings grew as well. The school opened a library and added chemistry and physics classes.

Campaigns and projects[edit]

The school participates in the the Raise the Green Wall Campaign, which is part of Green Impact International. The program's goal is to motivate pupils to protect their surrounding environment and to contribute to the environment in a positive manner.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Toun Okewale Sonaiya
  • Alaba Lawson, Iyalode of Yorubaland [2]
  • Adebisi Ibironke, legal practitioner and wife of former director, Nigerian Law School. [3]
  • Jumoke Aderounmu, Nollywood actress [4]
  • Folashade Adesoye, former Head of Service, Lagos State

See also[edit]

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  • Baptist Boys' High School
  • Abeokuta Grammar School
  • List of schools in Abeokuta


  1. Abeokuta: Home of the Egba. VBO International. 1985. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. http://allafrica.com/stories/201602290096.html
  3. http://www.supportbridges.org/node/index.php?q=node/149
  4. http://punchng.com/stature-prevents-getting-roles-jumoke-aderounmu/

General references[edit]

  • "History". Abeokuta Girls Grammar School Old Girls Association.

External links[edit]

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