Heritage Schools Nigeria:
An illustrated history of Nigerian secondary schools, through the lens of 21 of the oldest and most influential. A chapter is devoted to each of the schools, starting with CMS Grammar School founded in 1859 and ending with Holy Child College founded in 1945.
By showing the schools together, we get a bird’s eye view of secondary education around the country; north, south, east and west including the best of federal and state, community and missionary. The final message, I hope, is one of optimism – we must all strive to preserve our best institutions for generations to come.
By Oyinkan Ade-Ajayi
HOLY CHILD COLLEGE LAGOS
The Society of the Holy Child Jesus, founded by Rev. Mother Cornelia in 1846 in England, was then well known all over the world for its educational program for girls.
The wants of this age require young women:
►To have confidence and ability to be the best that they can be academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually
►To challenge and question in a constructive manner that which they learn
►To become resourceful and active members of local and global communities of which they are a part.
Situated on a four acre plot of land at a strategic corner of south-west ikoyi, in ojo street off keffi street, Holy Child college with its well laid out lawns laced with palm trees and flowers has a serene atmosphere which is very conducive for learning.
Our college began with two classes of 15 girls each and 4 Nuns as full time teachers. To increase the number of students, a new class was admitted each year. By the time the foundation set had completed the six year program, the students population had increased from 30 to 200 and that was in 1950.
VISION AND MISSION
To provide a Christian atmosphere in which the whole person is capable of developing to her highest potential.
To encourage the Christian formation of young women capable of exercising responsible freedom by offering them the opportunity in trust,where they learn to make choices and hold themselves accountable for these choices as mature Christians.
To help them discover the value of human person by assisting the students gain knowledge and appreciate themselves and others around them.
To provide a holistic education which will enable the girl-child to develop into a well-formed person who is capable of joining hands with men and women of integrity to contribute her quota to the socio-political, economic and spiritual development of her nation and the world at large.
FACILITIES AT HOLY CHILD COLLEGE IKOYI LAGOS