St Gregory's College, Lagos

St. Gregory's College, Lagos, is a Catholic Boys' School with boarding facilities, located 1.0 km from Tafawa Balewa Square in the vicinity of IkoyiObalende, Lagos State, Nigeria.[1]

St. Gregory's College
South West Ikoyi Lagos

School typeMissionary High school
MottoPro Fide Et Scientia'
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic, Christian
Established1928 (96 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



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 Gregory the Great (540–604). 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 Olufeko, built the college's first and most recognisable online presence using Web design 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 administrators

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

Notable alumni


See also



  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. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  10. ^ "David Dale, Nigeria's renowned artist dies". Retrieved 8 August 2019.