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The School

Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, the "Dawn of life, The source of Light, and Beacon of Secondary Education" in the entire historical Ijebuland was founded on 20th January, 1913 by the C.M.S. (The Anglican Mission). It is today the oldest Secondary School in Ijebuland, the second oldest in Ogun State, the second oldest in the defunct Western State of Nigeria, and the second oldest among the AIONIAN Group of Schools.
It was around 1892, (about forty years after Christianity came to Lagos, Ibadan and Abeokuta), that the Ijebu people could practice and openly declare that they are Christians. A feature of Christian Missionary then was acceptance of Western Education as an integral part of the spread of the gospel, and hence both grew together. The plunge into Secondary Education in Ijebuland in line with the examples of C.M.S. Grammar School, Lagos and Abeokuta, was taken by the C.M.S. Mission in January 20th, 1913 when Ijebu-Ode Grammar School was founded by the Rev. S.J. Gansallo, assisted by the Revd. J.A. Cole, Resident Pastors of St. Saviours Church, Ijasi and Christ Church, Porogun, Ijebu Ode respectively. They were both graduates of Durham University. They combined full-time pastoral work with part-time teaching. According to records, one of the earliest teachers was Pa D.M. Okusaga. The Motto then was, and still is - "NON NOBIS DOMINE" - "Not unto us O Lord". The School took off with fourteen(14) foundation students, (this number increased to twenty-five(25) the same year), at the Ideyin, Ita-Ntebo Quarters, Ijebu-Ode private residence of Pastor J.B. Sadare (Esinsinade). After nine (9) months, the school was moved to the Ijasi Vicarage of St. Saviour's Church, where it remained till the present site at Abeokuta Road/Obalende area of Ijebu-Ode was acquired.

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