||The following 10 Schools were returned
by the Lagos State Government to Anwar -Ul Islam Movement
of Nigeria from 2nd October 2001.
- ANWAR - UL ISLAM MODEL COLLEGE, AGEGE
- ANWAR - UL ISLAM GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, OJOKORO
- SAKA TINUBU MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, ORILE AGEGE
- JIBRIL MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, AGEGE
- ONIWAYA HIGH SCHOOL, AGEGE
- ONIPETESI HIGH SCHOOL, ILORO, AGEGE
- JIBRIL MARTIN MEMORIAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, IPONRI
- EBUTE METTA HIGH SCHOOL, IPONRI
- JIBRIL MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, IPONRI
- IPONRI GRAMMAR SCHOOL, IPONRI.
These above-mentioned 10 Schools grouped together is known
and styled as: -
AN WAR - UL ISLAM MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA GROUP OF SECONDARY
It makes for easy Administration from the National Headquarters
with regards to Policy matters as the Proprietor of the Schools.
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.
| BOARD OF GOVERNOR:
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 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
School known and named Saka Tinubu Memorial Ahmadiyya
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
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.
|3. SAKA TINUBU MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, ORILE AGEGE:
The School was established as Ahmadiyya Commercial
Secondary School, orile
But the name was changed later and has since been
renamed Saka Tinubu Memorial high School,
It is one of the Schools returned to the Movement by
the Lagos State Government on the 2nd
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
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.
It was only on the 12th January 2004 that
Mr. Adebambo was re-deployed to the School and its
Mrs. B. A. Ndukwu re-deployed to Jibril Martin High
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
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,
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.
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:
- 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
- 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
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
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.
|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
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
School and was finally changed to Iponri Grammar School, Iponri, Abule Nla,
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
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
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
The results of the foresight is there for everybody to see