A Brief History of Christower International Schools
The school commenced operation on 23rd September, 2003, with 91 pupils and 9 students at no 1 Adebayo Abe Crescent with Dr Akin Ilupeju as the first administrative head and was assisted by Mr. Abolarin who served as the vice principal of the school, and Mrs. Oluremi John (nee Adebayo) served as the clerk with five other members of the teaching staff.
In September 2004, Mr. Ade Arikawe became the head of the school. He was ably assisted by Mr. Kola Abolarin who till date is the Vice Principal. It was later agreed that the secondary school should be separated from the primary school. Therefore on July, 2005, Mr. Rapheal Akomolafe came on board to head the secondary school while Mr. Ade Arikawe was he appointed as headmaster of the primary school.
In 2007, the secondary school section relocated to its permanent site at 14/16 Agboola Street Ibafo with 48 classrooms. The school then had in place the Chemistry, Physics and Biology laboratories for the senior secondary while the junior secondary had computer, music, agric/ home economics laboratories. The Nursery / primary school has its own location along Sefu Ota road in 2009, having 24 classrooms and the girls hostel in the same compound. Mr. Stanley Oluwayomi became the principal of the school in 2007 while Mrs. Bukola Ajisafe was the Headmistress of primary school between August 2007 to October 2008. From 2008 till date, Mrs. Olasehinde has been the Headmistress of Nursery and Primary School.
In 2008, Mr. Emmanuel Akomolafe joined the institution as Development Manager. One of the programmes he introduced was the Term Retreat for the students which still continues till date. Mr. Babatunde Afolabi became the principal of the secondary school in February 2010 while Mr. S. Oluwayomi was appointed as the Head of Schools for Nursery / Primary and Secondary Schools till date.
The School Anthem
Thou Lord of Christower
We give you all praise
For laying our school
On a Solid Rock
We bless your name oh God
For guiding us through
Especially in our academic work
We are glad (2x)
Four your love over Christower Children
We are glad (2x)
We promise to love you for ever
Our group of schools is located in a serene environment of Ibafo town in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State. It is on the left hand side when one approaches it from Lagos axis and on the right side when one is coming from Ibadan.
Christower International Schools (Nursery, Primary and College) are government approved having met all the requirements. The schools were accredited by Ogun State Government and Federal Republic of Nigeria, via the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) to instruct and train students for Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (JSSCE) and the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE). The College is set to kick off the preparation of candidates for International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
The School's Curriculum
Christower International Schools operates the Nigerian curriculum with a blend of British curriculum. The Montessori approach is adopted at the Nursery level, whilst the college has concluded plan for the Integration of IGCSE and GCE ‘A’ Level curricula. The College however developed a harmonised scheme. In developing the scheme, the syllabi of the following examination bodies were considered. These are;
- The West African Examination Council (WAEC)
- National Examination Council (NECO)
- Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
- The universal Basic Education Curriculum developed by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council for Junior National Examination Council (JSCENECO) and State Basic Education Certificate Examination.
Reception / Nursery
Physical & Health Education