St Gregory's College, Lagos

St. Gregory's College, Lagos, is a catholic missionary school for boys, with boarding facilities, located 1.0 km from Tafawa Balewa Square in the vicinity of IkoyiObalende, Lagos State, Nigeria.[1]

St. Gregory's College
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South West Ikoyi Lagos

School typeMissionary High school
MottoPro Fide Et Scientia'
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic, Christian
Established1928 (95 years ago) (1928)
FounderCatholic Mission
Sister schoolHoly Child College Obalende
AdministratorReverend Father Emmanuel Ayeni
(Formerly mixed gender)
HousesSt Augustine, St Peter, St Francis, St Benedict
Colour(s)  Green,   Purple,  
SloganUp Gregs
RivalKings College Lagos
Official Website
Unofficial Website (Oldest running)


The college, originally a coed campus before the creation of its sister school Holy Child College Obalende, is based in South-West Ikoyi. It was established through the Catholic mission in 1928 and named after Pope St. Gregory the Great (540–604). Entrepreneur Michael Ibru and his construction outfit Ace Jomona took part in the building of the school.[2]

In the late 1990s, during the encouragement of internet use by innovators and governing bodies, a class of 1997 alum and early adopter technologist A. Olufeko, built the college's first and most recognisable online presence using HTML and CGI programming in the year 1998, based on the need to assist alumni connect with each other globally.[3] Subsequently, as the city of Lagos embraced the digital economy, alumni from different graduating sets, and the school's administration eventually established an official website in 2018.


Saint Gregory's most notable sports teams have been its cricket and football squads.[4]

Principals and administratorsEdit

  • 1928-1934 Archbishop Leo Hale Taylor.
  • 1934-1937 Rev. Fr. James Saul.
  • 1938-1942 Rev. Fr. Francis Bunyan.
  • 1943-1957 Rev. Fr. T.J. Moran.
  • 1957-1959 Rev. Fr. T.J. MacAndrew.
  • 1960-1969 Rev. Fr. James MacCarthy.[5]
  • 1969-1972 Rev. Fr. Francis McGovern.
  • 1972-1977 Mr. Paul Amenechi.[6]
  • 1977-1992 Mr. Anthony Omoera.[7]
  • 1992-1993 Mr. Anthony Bolawa.
  • 1994-1999 Mr. C.B. Adekoya.
  • 2000-2001 Mr. M.A. Salami.
  • 2001-2014 Monsignor Edmund Akpala
  • 2015-present Rev. Fr Emmanuel Ayeni.[8]

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Akyeampong, Emmanuel K.; Louis Gates Jr., Henry (2011). Dictionary of African Biography, Volume 6.
  2. ^ Osunniyi, Adejuwon (September 2016). "Michael Ibru dies at 85". National Mirror. Lagos. Archived from the original on September 14, 2017.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Ade Olufeko Speaker Profile". Social Media Week. Retrieved 14 Oct 2017.
  4. ^ Editorial Board (June 2015). "Victorious St. Gregory's College gets Dr. Abebe's scholarship". The Guardian Nigeria. Lagos. Archived from the original on September 14, 2017.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "Le Père James McCARTHY". Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  6. ^ Balogun, Stephen Kola. "Nigeria: Kola Balogun's Place in Nigerian History". Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  7. ^ Admin. "How it started". great landers alumni. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Most, but not all, of Nigeria`s students back to school after Ebola lay-off". Zee News. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  9. ^ "My wives are girls whose varsity education I sponsored —Alaafin of Oyo". Vanguard (Nigeria). 9 December 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  10. ^ "David Dale, Nigeria's renowned artist dies". Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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