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I want to welcome children from all walks of life and from different regions of Nigeria and the international community to Grenville. In founding the school, I was guided first and foremost by the fact that there is an urgent need to provide education that will secure the future leaders of our beloved country.

But leadership on its own is not enough and so my second desire was to develop a school that will build on sound moral and human values. My experience has led me to the view that to build on character starts early in life. So at Grenville, pupils are taught from the very beginning that beauty lies not just in intelligence but also in the whole character of a person. Steadily and progressively, Grenville is beginning to imprint these values in our children and in time we believe that our children will go out into the wider world and influence even more people into developing sound and good moral and leadership values.

At the same time, adopting a particular curriculum needs to be accompanied by the requirements set for its delivery. To that end, we have equipped Grenville with teaching aids and technology that will ensure that our children are up to-date with the outside world. Also, our teachers, the majority of whom are well grounded in our courses, are being encouraged to extend their knowledge through further education and continuous training. Together with the Director of Studies we have identified programmes that will ensure that our teachers are not just among the best in the country, but also paced setters to be emulated by other schools.

The recent addition of boarding facilities would now ensure that Grenville School is truly international as we begin to attract the children of Nigerians in the Diaspora. These children apart from acquiring Nigerian values and culture will also help our other students understand the importance of diversity and social responsibility.

Olajide Babalola
(Chairman Grenville School)