It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official Website of Kings College, Lagos. The Website was opened in February 2010 at the inception of my administration. King’s College is a dual campus secondary education college for boys and was established by the colonial administration on 9/9/1909. It started its academic activities on Monday, 20/9/1909, with Mr. Lomax as its first Principal. Within a short time of its institution the College established itself both in quality and development as a Nigerian premier school. This was corroborated by Sir Fredrick Luguard, the Colonial Governor General of Nigeria, who in 1914 described King’s College, Lagos in a white paper as “the leading school in the colony as well as the premier school”. Upon inception, King’s College opened with 10 students and remained the besought of all lovers of good education for over a century, now with its population peaking up to 3000 in 2012/2013. Out of the 3000 student population, 2700 are boarders, while 300 are day students.
A foremost Nigerian College promoting unity in diversity and nurturing globally competitive and chivalrous gentlemen, worthy in character and learning
To nurture youth of diverse background into men of profound character and academic distinction, through teaching, mentoring, best practices and fear of God, for the greatness of the country and global community
Our Core Values include:
1. Truth; 2. Honesty; 3. Obedience; 4. Patriotism; 5. Integrity; and 6. Chivalry (THOPIC)
King’s College offers a comprehensive and all-embracing curriculum for academic excellence and total development of its students into responsible Gentlemen. It promotes the three domains – Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor. At the cognitive level, three years of Junior Secondary education leads to the award of Basic Education Certificate. Another three years of Senior Secondary education leads to the award of West African School Certificate, awarded by West African Examination Council (WAEC) and Senior Secondary Certificate, awarded by National Examination Council (NECO).
At the psychomotor level, King’s College is a celebrated cradle of sports and the birthplace of Cricket in Nigeria. It has over the years pioneered and produced boys that have excelled in both national and international sporting activities. It has also produced, at the affective level, chivalrous gentlemen, who have contributed immensely to the upliftment of Nigeria. It has, in addition, produced human capital that serviced the manpower needs of neighbouring countries like Cameroun, Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana etc. King’s College pioneered the establishment of many clubs in Nigeria and the Cadet Club remains one of its flagship students clubs. A total of about 40 clubs exist and these are categorized into “Uniformed”; “Subject Based” and “Others”. A student is expected to belong to one of the following uniformed clubs i.e. The Cadet, Boys Scout, Boys Brigade, Man-O-War and Red Cross. Scrabble and Chess are compulsory indoor games to which every student must participate.
The Main Campus is located at No. 3, Catholic Mission Street, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. Upon Nigeria’s independence in 1960, part of the premises was appropriated to house the 3-arms zone of the Federal Government. The sites of the Federal High Court (former Supreme Court), Tafawa Balewa Square, the former National Assembly and former State House were all excised part of King’s College. The Annex Campus, which is bigger in size, is located at Adeyemo Alakija Street in Victoria Island and houses the Junior School.
The academic staff strength consists of over 150 graduate teachers, 90% of them with over 20 years of experience in the teaching industry. The workforce is also made up of additional 40 graduate teachers, who serve as part-time teachers and members National Youth Service Corp.
King’s College is exclusively owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria and is run by the Federal Ministry of Education, with a Director/Principal as its Head, six Deputy Directors as Vice Principals and another Deputy Director as Registrar. Each of the two campuses has Guidance Counseling Unit, which is headed by an Assistant Director. Besides this, the College has Students Advisors.
The School Based Management Committee, which is chaired by Professor Peter Okebukola, is in charge of its governance, while the College Parents’ Teachers’ Association and King’s College Old Boys Association remain critical stakeholders in the affairs of the College.
I welcome you as you navigate through the King’s College, Lagos, official Website.
Otunba Dele Olapeju, MNIM