Annals of Landmark Events - Later Decades

1964

  • O.G.S. was connected with electricity and water supplies.

1965

  • The first set of co-educational students graduated from O.G.S; they were
    1.Adekeye G.Adekunle 33.Adepoju O Gboyega
    2.Ajeh Emmanuel Obugo 34.Ajibare Dele Adewara
    3.Aleraiye Joash T. 35.Amusa K. Abdul.
    4.Aluko J. Oluyemi 36.Buraimoh K. Olateju
    5.Anjorin Julius O. 37.Eniola Ezekeil
    6.Ayinia M. Bolaji 38.Oderinde Ayo Adegoke
    7.Egbuche C. Ejiogu 39.Ogidan M Kayode
    8.Harris Anderson Abayomi 40.Ogunbambi J. Kolawole
    9.Hazan Ramonu Bisi 41.Olafimihan Femi Tunji
    10.Ojulari Adebayo Muttalib(Snr Prefect) 42.Olamoyin J Olakunle
    11.Olasupo Isaiah Olusola 43.Oyebanre J. Tunji
    12.Olayemi Paul P. 44.Popoola C. Akinyemi
    13.Olorountoba S.F 45.Shittu M. Ibiyeye
    14.Oludipe Samuel Oluwafemi 46.Ajeigbe M. Moji (Miss)
    15.Owoade Kunle M. 47.Balogun Folashade Mubo(Miss)
    16.Salami Lamidi Olayiwola 48.Fafemi Dupe Funmilayo(Miss)
    17.Philip D.Oyinloye 49.Gabriel Deborah Sola,Miss
    18.Adeyemi Munirat Ayoola 50.Siyanbode K Oyinlede(Miss)
    19.Ajetunmobi Rachel M. 51.Adeoye L. Oyeniyi
    20.Briggs Eunice Sonari 52.Adigun S. Ayodele
    21.Fakeye Joshephine Bosede 53.Awotunde J. Oyeniyi
    22.Lawal Mulikatu Nike 54.Ayantola S. Ayanwale
    23.Ogunoye C. Yetunde,Miss(Girls Games Prefect) 55.Dada B. Omoloso
    24.Osanyintolu C. Ibidun 56.Dara S. Omotosho
    25.Oyebode Mulikat Bolaji,Miss(Head Girl) 57.Fafemi T. Olabode
    26.Sonowo Grace TemitopeMiss 58.Olanipekun A. Lanrewaju
    27.Adesiyun Adeyinka A 59.Omitayo M. Awotunde
    28.Agboola M. Agbaje 60.Oni-Orisan A. Dada
    29.Maliki Alasan 61.Oyeyemi Oyebode O(Games Prefect)
    30.Olagunju Ganiyu 62.Salami T. Gboyega
    31.Oyebo M. Afolabi 63.Tewogbola M. Ayodele
    32.Yusuf G. Adebayo  
  • Oyediran Library was commissioned by Alhaji Ghonto - Commissioner of Education (North). The Library was named after a great educationist, School Administrator and illustrious son of Offa, Late Augustus Bamidele Oyediran (one time principal of the famous Methodist Boys High School, Lagos) perhaps the first University graduate from Offa.

1966

  • The most notorious students' Demonstration occurred - tagged "Adesiyun must Go". 
    Footnote - Mrs. Adesiyun (Later proprietress of Adeola Model School) was the School Boarding House Mistress (a disciplinarian) who would not tolerate bad dressing and other unruly behaviours from her girls. This, the boys" called Highhandedness. They collaborated with other elements in the town to stage the demonstration.
  • As a result of (a) above Pa J. A. Osanyin (alias Baba) became thoroughly disappointed and took a voluntary retirement.

1967

  • Arrival of Mr. I. A. Adelowo who succeeded the legendary Principal of OGS, Pa. J.A. Osanyin
  • Mr. Jimoh Tunde Alabi and Miss Dunni Awe were appointed the Senior Prefect and Head Girl respectively and remained so until 1969.

1968

  • Mr. I. A. Adelowo modified the school Logo
  • Introduction of Higher School Certificate (H.S.C) course in OGS.
  • The School celebrated its silver jubilee (25 years of existence) 1943-68.
  • The late sage and renowned politician Chief Obafemi Awolowo paid a visit to the school and slept in the Staff Quarter No 1
  • Mr W. O Nasiru became the Vice principal of O.G.S. - (the third old student to do so) the second being Mr. E. O Olaoye

1969

  • The first set of H.S.C students graduated from O.G.S., they were
    Upper Six Science   Upper Six Arts
1. Adedokun Tade Adenrele (Prefect)       1. Abel Daniel Adebayo
2. Akinola Yinusa Jaiyeola       2. Adebola T. Kolade (Prefect)
3. Akpeokai E. Anedelwa       3. Aje O Solompn (Prefect)
4. Alabi Jimoh Tunde (Senior Prefect)       4. Akeje OsarAdolphus (Prefect)
5. Lawal Wahab Adedokun       5. Anogane P. Moru (Prefect)
6. Makanjuola I. Oyeniyi       6. Atta Mohammed
7. Odiba Anthony Abu       7. Awoniyi M. Sunday
8. Ogunremi Job Idowu (Prefect)       8. Ibitoye A. Charles (Prefect)
9. Olorukooba Ashir Shola (Prefect)       9. Ibrahim O. Aliu
10. Olatoye B. Olusegun       10. Jeminiwa O. Jacob
11. Omotosho Josua Adebisi (Prefect)       11. Korode F. Sunday
12. Onoja Fabian Ameh       12. Obajulu M. Abel
13. Oyawoye .S. Olufemi       13. Oke O.Paul
14. Oyibo Gabriel Audu       14. Olarewaju A. Richard
15. Popoola Moses Adekunie       15. Sekudo A. Anthony
16. Raji Muritala Adeyemi       16. YakubuA. Nasidi
17 Salami David Prefect       17. Opatayo E. Abigail (Miss) Prefect
18. Salau Ganiyu Bisi       18. Agbaje Grace (Miss)
19. Sule Peter Ojo       19. Owolabi Rachel (Miss) Prefect
20. Aina Florence Dunni (Miss) (Head Girl)          
21. Onite Rachel Oluremi (Miss) (Prefect)          
22. Qpadeyi Eunice Adebimpe (Miss)          
23. Owolabi Lydia Bosede (Miss) (Prefect)          

  • Lt. Col. D. L Bamigboye - the then Military Governor of Kwara State paid a visit to the School.

1971

  • The ultra-modem science laboratories - (the best in Kwara state ) for physics, Chemistry and Biology were built and commissioned.
  • Mr. W. O. Nasiru's academic Record was shattered by Mr. Abayomi Ajayi who obtained aggregate 8 in WASCE.
  • The Official Installation ceremony of Oba Olawore Ariwajoye II (an old student) as the Olofa of Offa took place within O.G.S premises Col. D. L. Bamigboye was in attendance.
  • Mr. Ahmed Olaoye became popular in Kwara State because of his prowess in drama
  • Alhaji Audu Bako (the then Governor of Kano state) paid a visit to OGS.

1972

  • The School won the coveted Col. Bamigboye Cup. Football stars in the like of Ahmed Yahaya (Atinga-woma), Saliu Ojibara (Stanley) became well known in Kwara State.
  • Oyeleke Hostel came into existence with Mr. G. A. Oyinloye as its first Prefect

1973

  • Mr. Adisa Adio (Adigue) was adjudged the best Athlete of the year at the first Kwara State sports festival held at llorin. He was awarded PETERSPORTS TROPHY for winning 3 gold, 1 sliver and 2 bronze medals
  • The first final year set that underwent a four and half year secondary education in OGS graduated with flying colours. (N.B. It was due to a change in the school calendar throughout Nigeria)
  • Chief P. D Oyinloye became the first Executive Secretary of Kwara State Town Planning Authority.

1974

  • For the first time in the history of O.G.S, there was no graduation ceremony
  • O.G.S. continued with her leadership prowess in sports

1975

  • The School was presented with a Kombi Bus by the Old Students Association under the leadership of Chief Okobi C.E (1951 set) - an outstanding accountant and banker.

1976

  • Another major students crisis occurred claiming the life of a student and sweeping Mr. I. A. Adelowo out of office as the Principal of the School.
  • Mr W.O Nasiru succeeded Mr. I. A. Adelowo as the Principal (He was the first old student to head the school).
  • Dr E.E. Soladoye (1949 Set) was appointed the Secretary to the Military Government of Kwara State while Brigadier David M Jemibewon (1959 Set) was appointed the Governor of the Western State and later that of Oyo State.

1978

  • The Parents - Teachers' Association of OGS was formed under the Leadership of late Dr. Omojasola - the Proprietor of Omolola Hospital, llorin.

1979

  • Alh A.O Arowosaiye (V.P Academic) succeeded Mr. W. O Nasiru as Principal.
  • Two old students became Civilian Deputy Governors - Chief J.O.A Shittu (Kwara State) Chief S.M Afolabi (Oyo State)
  • Lt. Gen. I. A Akinrinade became the Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Armed forces.
  • A two - storey classroom block was built to solve classroom accommodation problem of the school.
  • Owolabi Ganiyu obtained aggregate 6 in WASCE. The First Student in the School to obtain such a grade.

1980

  • The O.G.S.  P.T.A bought a Coaster Bus for the School
  • The Old Students under the leadership of the great Honourable Justice M.B. Belgore donated a Water Tanker to the School.

1981

  • Chief C.E Okobi, Chief E.O Adesoye, Mr. S.A Bukoye, Late Alhaji Tunde Oyeleke and a host of others donated Trophies to the school.

1982

  • The School came 1st in Oyun L.G.A sports festival bagging 11 gold, 10 silver and 9 bronze medals.

1984

  • Group Captain Bola Olatinwo (RTD) (1961 set) became the Military Governor of Kwara State while Prince Oladele Olashore (prolific genius of banking and accountancy) became the Managing Director of the First Bank PLC - One of the then 3 biggest banks in Nigeria.

1985

  • The Volleyball Team won the Ankuri volleyball competition cup and the Omo-Abasi Trophy in a similar competition.
  • Olajide Olabanji and Lasisi Mujdeen obtained aggregate 6 each in WASCE.

1986

  • The School won first position in French Quiz competition at the Zonal level and bagged 8th position at the National level. The participant from O.G.S was given a free Ticket to France.

1987

  • O.G.S was adjudged the best school in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Agricultural Science in WASCE. The School also obtained third position in WASC category B schools. For this reason O.G.S was awarded a certificate of Merit by the Kwara State Ministry of Education for Academic Excellence.

1988

  • The School participated in the 3-3 system of secondary education by registering students for the Junior secondary school certificate Examinations (J.S.S.C.E) conducted by the Kwara Ministry of Education.
  • Prof. Tunji Adeyemi (1962 set) was appointed the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

1989

  • Mrs. Munirat Ayoola Alao (1965 set) was appointed the Principal of Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin.

1990

  • The School participated in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) conducted by WAEC.

1991

  • O.G.S was adjudged one of the best five schools in academic excellence in Kwara State.
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