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  The following 10 Schools were returned by the Lagos State Government to Anwar -Ul Islam Movement of Nigeria from 2nd October 2001.

These above-mentioned 10 Schools grouped together is known and styled as: -
AN WAR - UL ISLAM MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA GROUP OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
It makes for easy Administration from the National Headquarters with regards to Policy matters as the Proprietor of the Schools.

BOARD OF GOVERNOR:
For each of the 10 Schools there is in place Board of Governor established to run the Schools and represent the interest of the Proprietor at the School level and the Community.

The Board comprises a Chairman appointed within the body of the Movement, the Secretary who is the Principal of the School concerned and at least 6 to 7 additional members from within the Movement, one Representative at least from the parent Teacher’s Association, a respectable member of the Community within the Schools is located and a Representative of the Old Boys/Girls as the case may be.

The function of the Board amongst others is to advise the Proprietor on ways and means of ensuring the general well being and high standards and promoting the traditions to the School.

The Board is also to act as a channel for Community and public support both financially and morally to the School especially from the old students PTA and other public spirited individuals and Organisations.
1. AN WAR - UL ISLAM MODEL COLLEGE, AGEGE:
The Anwar - ul Islam Model College was established in 1948 at Olushi, Lagos as the First Muslim Secondary School known and named Saka Tinubu Memorial Ahmadiyya High School.

In 1956 Saka Tinubu Memorial Ahmadiyya High School transformed to Ahmadiyya College and moved to its permanent site at Agege where the School is presently situated on wide area of land.

The School Motto is "AUT OPTIMUM AUT NIHIL" which means "EITHER THE BEST OR NOTHING".

There is no doubt that this motto spurred the Students to great achievements.

The first Principal of the School was J.J. Thompson Haggans followed by many other Principals.
The current principal of the School is Mrs. H. Adewale who was former Deputy Principal at
Igbobi College before she was employed by the Movement.

Alhaji J.A. Gbadamosi, OON ad former General Secretary of Anwar - ul Islam Movement of
Nigeria was one of the Principals of the School and in fact the longest serving Principal from
1960 - 1976. He was very much admired by the Old Students of the College. In fact he is
described as Emeritus Principal of the College.

Some of the Old Students honoured him by donating a well equipped Library to the College named "Alhaji Jimoh Adisa Gbadamosi Library" by the 1969 - 1973 set of the College Old Boys.

2. ANWAR - UL ISLAM GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, OJOKORO:
The School was established originally as Ahmadiyya Grade III Teacher Training College in
1954.

When the training College was stopped in 1966 the Movement sought and obtained permission
to start a Girls Secondary School on the premises.
The School has produced good Students over the years. It is one of the Schools returned to the
Movement on the 2nd October 2001.

The present Principal of the Schools is Mrs. B.F. Akorede.

3. SAKA TINUBU MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, ORILE AGEGE:
The School was established as Ahmadiyya Commercial Secondary School, orile Agege.

But the name was changed later and has since been renamed Saka Tinubu Memorial high School,
Orile Agege.
It is one of the Schools returned to the Movement by the Lagos State Government on the 2nd
October 2001.
In the last West African School Examination the Students of the School did very well and it is
the only School that produced well over 20 Students with 9 Credits.

The present Principal of the School is Mr. M.A. Rufai.

4. JIBRIL MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, AGEGE:
The School was founded by the Lagos State Government on the 8th September 1986 as a Co-educational institution.

At inception the School had permanent building but was given a block of Six functional
Classrooms from Anwar - ul Islam Model College, Agege. Also Two Classrooms from Jibril
Martin Primary School were given on loan, one to serve as Principal’s Office and the other as
Staff room.

On the 10th September 1986 the first set of 59 Students were transferred from Onipetesi High
School, Agege as JSS I. On the 12th September 1986, 60 Students also were deployed from St.
Joseph Secondary School, Agege as JSS I. A list of 84 Students were sent from Anwar - ul Islam
Model College, Agege but only 70 Students reported on 16th September 1986 as JSS I. Also 55
Students were transferred from Ijaiye Ojokoro High School, Ojokoro. This brought the total of
the JSS Students to 244.

The School was established on the land of Anwar - ul Islam Model College, Agege by the Government to relieve congestion of Students from other Schools.

This accounts for the return of the School on 2nd October 2001 to Anwar - ul Islam Movement of
Nigeria although not one of the Schools built and established by the Movement.

The first Principal of the School was Mr. K.O. Adesoga.
When the School was handed over to us on 2nd October 2001 it was headed by Mrs. B. A.
Ndukwu.

It was only on the 12th January 2004 that Mr. Adebambo was re-deployed to the School and its former Principal Mrs. B. A. Ndukwu re-deployed to Jibril Martin High School, Iponri.

The School was approved for West African Examination Council examinations on the 6th November 1991.

5. ONIWAYA HIGH SCHOOL, AGEGE:

The School was established in 1980 by the Lagos State Government. The School took off as the Afternoon Session of Anwar - ul Islam Model College, Agege.

The School resumed for the 1980/81 Session as Anwar - ul Islam College II, Agege.
The first Principal of the School was Mr. Olaniyan M.L.
It was during the tenure of the 3rd Principal of the School by name Mr. Kunle Animashawun that
the P.T.A. re-named the School as Oniwaya High School, Agege.

The School has made good progress and a lot of achievements particularly in the Sciences. For instance in the 1998/99 SSCE 10 Students had 5 Credits and above.

In the JSC (Junior School Certificate) 478 Students passed the 1998/99 examination. That represents 93.91%.

The current Principal of the School is Prince A.A. Ashanike.
The School although not build by the Movement was returned to us on the 2nd October 2001 because it was built on our Land.

6. ONIPETESI HIGH SCHOOL, ILORO AGEGE:
  1. Onipetesi High School, Iloro Agege, Lagos was established in September, 1984 as a Community Co-educational Post Primary Educational Institution by Lagos State Government headed by Governor Lateef Kayode Jakande. The School is a scion of Anwar ul Islam Model College, Agege because it was established on parcel of land which originally belong to Anwar - ul Islam Movement of Nigeria, an Islamic Organisation which propagate Islamic religion and promote Western education. On the inaugural opening of the School, it has a total Students population of 157, which comprises of 70 boys and 80 girls in Form One. The first Teacher deployed to the School from Schools Management Committee Secretariat of Agege- Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State was Mr. JO. Omolade.

    On Friday, 1st July, 1986 the School had its first prize Giving Day. The first Inter-House Sports Competition came up on Tuesday 18th November, 1986. The School first set passed out in 1989.

    On the 17th May, 1999 on behalf of Colonel Buba Marwa the Military Administrator of Lagos State, Captain J.A. Adeusi Commissioned a 16 rooms prototype bungalow block constructed for the School by the Lagos State Government.

  2. The School was returned to the Missionary Owner, Anwar - ul Islam Movement of Nigeria in October, 2001 by the Lagos State Government headed by Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Since the return of the School to the Missionary Owner, the School has witness improvement in the level of discipline and standard of education. Some of the Students of the School have won excellent award in academic and other co-curriculum activities in the State, noticeable among them is Master Mudashir Bankole of SS 2B who won the Agege Zone of the Lagos State Government organised Essay Competition and Master Amodu Yusuf of JSS 3A who won the Best Competition Award in the Lagos State Chapter of the Muslim Student Society organised Inter-Schools Quiz Competition.

    The current Principal of the School is Mr. I. Abdulahi.
7. JIBRIL MARTIN MEMORIAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, IPONRI:

The School was established on 1st February 1961.
It was formerly called Ahmadiyya Boy’s high School.
The School started with only 27 Students at Randle Road, Apapa with 2 staff -the Principal Mr.
Oguntonade and a Teacher Mr. Abidekun

The beginning was a humble but as time went by the School expanded and grew rapidly. The achievements of the School are so many and cuts across academic, sports and religion. In 1982 the School won the Literary and Debating Competition organised for Secondary Schools in Lagos State.

The Government took over the School in 1976 and the name of the School was changed from
Jibril Martin Ahmadiyya Grammar School to Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School, Iponri.
The School was returned to the Movement on the 2nd October 2001. The Principal posted to take
over was Mr. TAO. Lawal who was now replaced by the current Principal Mr. G.A. Ajadi.

8. EBUTE METTA HIGH SCHOOL, IPONRI:

The School was established on the 18th October 1982 by the Lagos State Government.
The School was originally called Okobiriki High School and was then located at Aiyetoro
Grammar School premises, Glover Street, Ebute-Metta.

Due to much inconveniences the School could not remain there and had to move to Okobab and the name of the School was changed to Ebute Metta High School.

The construction of the Third Mainland Bridge affected the site of the School and it was moved once more by the School Management Committee of Lagos State to its present permanent site inside the Jibril martin Memorial Grammar School, Iponri Complex, Abule Nla Road, Iponri in
1986.

The School had only 2 Teachers in 1982 when it was established that is the Principal, two Teachers and one Office Assistant. However as the population of the School increased the staff strength increased.

Lagos State Government which established the School in 1982 was running the School but when it was located into the Jibril Martin memorial High School it became an offshoot of Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School owned by Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam of Nigeria now Anwar - ul Islam Movement of Nigeria.

The School was one of the 10 Schools returned to Anwar - ul Islam Movement of Nigeria on October 2001.

The Principal Mr. M.A. Rufai was in charge at the handing over. He was subsequently re-deployed to Saka Tinubu Memorial High School, Orile Agege.

The current principal is Mr. W.J. Atitebi.

9. JIBRIL MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, IPONRI:

The School was established in 1980 by the Lagos State Government on the land of Anwar - ul Islam Movement of Nigeria.

This was under the Administration of Alhaji LateefKayode Jakande to cope with expansion of classrooms for Students and to establish the afternoon School Sessions.

The School was returned to Anwar - ul Islam Movement of Nigeria on the 2nd October 2001 being an institution established on the land of the Mission.

The current Principal of the School is now Mrs. B.A. Ndukwu.

10. IPONRI GRAMMAR SCHOOL IPONRI:

The School was established by the Lagos State Government in 1980 as Jibril Martinj High School, Iponri which was School II.

This was the time Governor L.K. Jakande was expanding Schools to accommodate more
Students and to ensure that Students do not have to travel many miles out of their vicinity to
attend School. Soon after the School was established the name was changed to Iponri High
School and was finally changed to Iponri Grammar School, Iponri, Abule Nla, Iponri.

IT SHOULD BE PLACED ON record that a former General Secretary of the Movement by name Alhaji Rabiu Adekunle Balogun and who was Education Secretary of the Movement, and a former Principal of some of our Schools particularly Eleiyele Grammar School, Ibadan being one of the Scholars trained by the Movement who sent him abroad in 1948 was grateful to Allah for His blessings on him by single handedly building a Twelve Classrooms Block which he fully furnished and handed over to the Government on 11thDecember 1990.

This Building is the Iponri Grammar School.

Therefore when Schools were returned to the Missions it was one of the Schools returned to Anwar - ul Islam Movement of Nigeria. The School has made good progress since its inception up to date.

Iponri Grammar School had the best West African Schools Certificate Examination result in 2002 in the whole of Mainland Local Education District.

Sanni Muhammed and Abdur – Rauf Ahmad won a big trophy for the School in the Science and Quranic Competition respectively organised by NACOMYO, Lagos mainland Local
Government Chapter on Saturday 23rd March 2002.

Ugochukwu Iwuocha won a prize as the most composed Writer in HIV/AIDS Awareness Essay
Competition titled “Abstinence from Sexual Intercourse a means of Reducing the spread of
Aids”. Organised by the International Association of Lions Club and Club LEO District 404
Nigeria in May 2003.

All these 10 Schools are presently being run by the Movement. Although there are some constraints by and large we are making a success of the general situation.

There are other Secondary Schools of the Movement still being run by the Government who took over Schools in 1976, for example Eleiyele Grammar School, Ibadan established by the Movement is one of them.

It is only the Lagos State Government that took the bold step of returning the Mission Schools their original Owners.

In Oyo town the Movement also has a Secondary School being run by the Movement.

ALL PRAISES to Almighty Allah for this idea of the founding fathers of the Movement to make Education both Islamic and secular the cornerstone of their aims and objects at the beginning.

The results of the foresight is there for everybody to see and appreciate.

 
     
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