About Us


From 1976/77 session, classes were held in temporary classroom blocks built on the site of Lagos State Government College, Ojo. By that time, all the girls and Upper Sixth boys began to live within the same compound, while form I,II and L 6th boys remained in the Igbobi hostels.

There was a short disruption to this arrangement between January and March 1977 owing to the heavy traffic along Badagry expressway shortly before and during the International Festival of Arts and Culture – FESTAC ’77, when the school was moved back to Yaba centre. In April 1977, accommodation was provided for all the boys in buildings at satellite Town. From there, they were transported to and from classrooms at Ojo. This situation continued until late in September 1980 when the school moved to its site in Ijanikin.

Our History is therefore incomplete without our past Principals and vice principals of the school up to date.


Milestones & Dates to Remember

October 1975 FGC Lagos was established at Ojo, its temporary site.
October 1975 Commencement of HSC Class.
June 1980 Pioneer Students graduated with WASC/GCE O'Level
September 1980 The School moved from Ojo to its permanent site, Ijanikin
September 1982 Commencement of the new National Policy of Education in the College
June 1985 First set of Junior Secondary School Students graduated
June 1986 WASC/GCE/O'Level was phased out with the passing out of the 1986 set
June 1988 First Set of Senior Secondary School students graduated
November 1988 HSC Class was phased out with the passing out of the 1988 set of Upper Sixth Students



The aims and objectives of this institution are the same with those set out in the National Policy of Education as the goals at which Secondary Education in Nigeria should be directed.

These are:

  • Preparation (of pupils) for useful living within the society;
  • Preparation of pupils for higher education.

Under these broad aims, the specific objectives of Federal Government College Lagos may be stated as follows:

  1. To provide academically suitable primary school leavers of varied backgrounds an opportunity to receive higher education of a very high quality;
  2. To prepare pupils for effective living in a technological age by exposing them to a desire of life – long learning;
  3. To prepare students for tertiary education of various kinds;
  4. To inculcate in children, the values among others, of self – reliance, industry, honesty, thrift and patriotism;
  5. To foster National Unity by developing in the children respect for one another as members of one society through a calculated policy on the part of the school of de-emphasizing ethnic and cultural differences.