27th May, 2011
The president, Old Grammariansâ€™ Society (OGS) of CMS Grammar School, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, the oldest secondary school in the country, said activities to mark the school’s 152nd Foundersâ€™ Day will will kick of with a lecture with the theme, Career Talk on 30 May.
He said, â€œas the oldest secondary school in the country , the schoolâ€™s record and age old tradition were severely affected when in 1976; the government in an ill advised move took over the school. This had disastrous consequences on its traditions, academic and moral standingâ€.
“As God would have it, the Bola Tinubu administration saw the consequences of political misadventure and in 2001 reversed the decision and returned the school to the Anglican Mission,” he added.
Rev. Tunde Oduwole, the principal of the school, said CMS has recorded a lot of achievements.
The principal went further to say that, the school choir won the Gold trophy after coming first in the Shell Choral Competition for secondary schools in Nigeria. â€œOne of our boys, Efehi Idubor, was one of the six choir boys selected from Nigeria to sing in the Africa Sings music fiesta in Switzerland, Ghana etc,â€ he stated.
Rev. Oduwole said the long line-up of successful old boys in different facets of life, as well as the current facilities, are sure indices that the old traditions are still being maintained and potential for growth very high.