Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. George Washington Carver
Leading Girls School In Lagos & Nigeria
In 1878, the same year that the Wesleyan Boys’ High School, now known as Methodist Boys’ High School, was established, by the African Members of the Wesleyan Methodist Mission, the Mission also tried to establish a girls’ school, in order to make secondary education accessible, not only to boys, but to their female counterparts as well.
However, this attempt failed because Miss Smith, the Missionary who came from England to establish the girls’ school, became indisposed and was compelled to return home.
Despite this setback, the founding fathers of the school were not deterred, as another attempt was made, in 1879, and this saw the establishment of the school in January 1879, with Rev E.W. Williams, a Nigerian, as her first Principal.
For many decades, MGHS has contributed wonderfully and qualitatively to the building of our nation, through the women-folk. Impressive is the list of old girls, who, in every sphere of human endeavour bring honour, not only to themselves, but also to the school, their families and the country, making their marks and leaving measurable footprints in the sands of time. Notable among them are:
Late Chief (Mrs.) Hannah IdowuDideoluAwolowo –
The wife of the Late Sage, Chief ObafemiAwolowo
Chief (Mrs.) FolakeSolanke – The First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria
Late Dame (Mrs.) Obafunmilayo Johnson – Former First Lady of Lagos State
Dame (Prof.) AjesolaMajekodunmi – The First Female Ophthalmologist in Nigeria
Mrs. ModupeOshikoya – An Internationally acclaimed Sports Icon of repute
EreluBisiFayemi – Former First Lady of Ekiti State
Mrs. Betty Irabor – Publisher, Genevieve Magazine
Mrs. Josephine Oluseyi Williams – Former Head of Service, Lagos State
Mrs. IbukunAwosika – Chairman of First Bank PLC. and CEO, SOKOA Chair Centre
Mrs. TaiwoAjai-Lycett – A Nigerian-born International Actress
Major Gen. (Dr.) TilewaAmusu – Corp Commander, Medical, Nigerian Army
Reverend (Mrs.) Onitiri – A Renowned Woman of God and General Overseer
Mrs. YinkaOgunde – CEO, Edumark
Miss. Esther Afolayan – First Senate President of the Nigerian Children’s Parliament
Late (Mrs.) FolukeMudashiru –Former First Lady of Lagos State
Prof. (Mrs.) BayoOdutola – Professor of Medicine
Justice DayoOyebanji – Judge, Lagos High Court
Mrs. S. A. Jackson, Former President, Old Girls’ Association
Mrs. Sade Ogunnaike – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Establishment and Training, Lagos State.