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The desire of the African members of Methodist Church, for a Methodist-owned school led to the establishment of Wesleyan Boys’ High School, Lagos. On March 14th, 1878, the school was formally opened by the colonial Governor, John D’Arcy Dumaresq. Rev. W. Terry Coppin was the first Principal and was assisted by W.B. Euba and J.H. Samuel. The first batch of students were admitted in April 1878 with twelve Students on roll. Among the twelve was George Stone Smith, the first on the list and senior foundation scholar George Smith later became known as Dr. Orishadipe Obasa of Ikija. Dr. Obasa and Dr. John Randle later formed the first political association in Nigeria known as People’s Union in 1909. By the end of the year, the number on the roll had increased to twenty-three boys and seven agents. The School did take seriously from the start not only the task of imparting knowledge but of really fashioning men “unto the likeness of Christ”. This the school has maintained till date. To further demonstrate absolute selflessness, the original Motto of the School, which was “Numquam non paratus” (never be unprepared) was changed during Euba’s principalship to “Non Sibi, Sed Aliis” (not for us, but for others)

The School Anthem

Land of our birth, we pledge to thee
Our love and toil in the years to be,
When we are grown and take our place
As men and toilers with our race,

Land of our birth, our faith, our pride
For whose dear sake our fathers died;
O Motherland, we pledge to thee
Head, heart and hand through the years to be

The School Pledge

I pledge myself to remember that at all times
and in all places
I am the school’s representative
I will therefore strive to refrain from
any word or deed which may bring discredit
upon it.
I will ever seek to be worthy of the school
to maintain its highest TRADITION
I will play my part in transmitting it to others
not less, but greater and better than it was
transmitted to me.

To be a model of Christian Education, developing every student for a purposeful and fruitful life in the service of God and the Nation.
To provide a cost effective education of the highest academic and moral standards within our enabling environment, where staff and the students are empowered.


  • Fear of God
  • Honesty
  • Obedience
  • Prayer
  • Excellence
  • Hard work

School Motto

`Non Sibi, Sed Aliis`

School Slogan

`The school with unique tradition of excellence.`