About Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan

Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan Is Our Alma Mata.
Past HistoryPresent Story



(meaning “ALWAYS THE BEST”)

School Anthem

Verse 1 :
Who are students bright and gay?
Here they are in Lagelu
Diligent and Disciplined
Here they are in Lagelu

Wherever I go, Whatever I be, …


Past History Of Lagelu Grammar School

Pioneer Students and staff

PIONEER STUDENTS AND STAFF. (Click on the Image for a larger view.)

Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan was founded by the defunct Ibadan District Council on January 27, 1958. The School which had its first site at the then Agugu District Council primary School admitted 33 boys as pioneer students with two members of staff to guide them. These two pioneer staff were the then founding principal, Mr. Ayo Labiyi and Mr. Roland Olaifa who was employed as a pivotal teacher. These two teachers, between themselves taught the students such subjects like English Language, Mathematics, Literature, Geography, Latin and Bible Knowledge.

The physical infrastructural development of Lagelu Grammar School was achieved with an initial take off grant of 18,000 pounds under the guidance and supervision of the founding principal, Ayo Labiyi. It is instructive to note that the Mato family in kobomojo area of Ibadan was gracious enough to allow the acquisition of the 25 Acres of land on which Lagelu Grammar School was built.


Present Story Of Lagelu Grammar School

From its inception in 1958 when Lagelu Grammar School opened its gates to the 33 pioneer students, the school has admitted well over 30,000 boys with its entire old boy’s population crossing over 25,000 in numbers. Many of these old boys cut across captain of industries, academics, top technocrats, successful businessmen and other high flying professionals. It is even on record that Lagelu Grammar School has the singular honor of producing arguably the current world richest Blackman. You can never beat that! Indeed, it has been almost sixty years of producing world class leaders. The great icing on the cake is that Lagelu Grammar School is proud to produce the current Number-One Citizen and Record-Breaking Sitting Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

 All these past years in the history of our dear Lagelu Grammar School have confirmed that numerous products of the School are fulfilling the vision of our founding fathers ably- led by Chief Ayo Labiyi who personally crafted the motto of the school as “SEMPER OPTIMUM” meaning “ALWAYS THE BEST”!