WHO WE ARE

Maryland Convent Private School, Lagos or MCPS  as it is popularly called is one of the foremost private schools owned by the missionary sisters of Our Lady of Apostles. January 23rd 1967, marked the birth of this great school. She is known for her academic excellence, moulding exceptional characters and brilliant pupils mentally, physically, and spiritually who will become future leaders of the nation.

At its conception, the school used part of the former St. Agnes teachers’ training block. Rev. Sr. Comgall Miligan, OLA, Mrs. Shasegbon, Mrs. Beckley to mention a few groomed the school for one year and thereafter Mrs. Okuribido F. J. was employed the first Headmistress of the school in 1968.

The compound is spacious; the class rooms are large and well ventilated. The atmosphere is serene and conducive to learn.

The first gradaunds who were 154 in number did outstandingly well. Some of whom received scholarships into Secondary Schools.
Presently, there are 8 classroom blocks including a school hall with a sitting capacity of 1000. Classes available are Playgroup, Preparatory, Nursery 1 and 2 and Primary (1-6). There are 1500 pupils on roll and 130 well qualified members of staff (both teaching and non teaching staff)

Besides receiving a qualitative academic education. pupils are exposed to Extra-Curricular activities ( Debates,  Sports, Excursions, Taekwondo training, Boys Scout, Girls’ Guild, Jet Club, Football Club, Press Club, Debate and dramatic Club, Red Cross, Choir, Missionary Childhood Association (MCA), Cultural troupe, exhibitions of arts and cultures, debates, sport (bi-annual inter house sport competition), and spiritual exercise such as visiting/donating to the less privilege children, praying for the children all over the world, stations of the cross during Lenten seasons, Catechism classes that grooms Catholic pupils for the first holy Communion etc.

The school uniform comprises of a smart cream dress for the girls and cream colour shirt with a light brown knicker. The brown Cortina sandals worn with customized white/brown socks set of the perfectly dressed MCPS pupil.

It is worthy to  note that the school has produced great outstanding scholars who have obtained great heights and are holding available positions in the society (Hon. Abike Dabiri {one time Senior Special Assistant to the President}, Kola Adewole {CEO The Place}, Bimbo Akintola {top entertainer in the movie industry} and a great lot.

It is of great importance to mention the OLA Sisters who have contributed their quota to the development of this great school.

  • • Rev. Sr. Congall Miligan, OLA of the blessed memory
    • Rev. Sr. Kathleen O’Regan OLA of the blessed memory
    • Rev. Sr. Stephanie Green, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Joanna Mc-Carthy of the blessed memory
    • Rev. Sr. Catherine O’Farrel, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Cordelia Ogene, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Patricia Okwegba, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Celestina Agwu, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Joy-Gertrude Okonkwo, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Philomena Adah, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Leila Barikpe, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Cynthia Nwadike, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Esther Ibekwe, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Moriah Jacob, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Christabel Mashuka, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Zita Adigwe, OLA
    • Rev. Sr. Monica Ukwu, OLA
  • Rev. Sr. Theresa Udechukwu, OLA

In this vein, we also have Headmistress/Head Teachers who have contributed their quota to the development of this great school.

  • Chief Mrs. Okuribido F. J. (1968 – 1991)
  • Mrs. Osugo H. I. (1991 – 1995)
  • Mrs. Udoeno C. (1996 – 2000)
  • Rev. Sr. Martina Mmagu OLA (2000 – 2002)
  • Rev. Sr. Roseline Legunsen OLA (2002 – 2004)
  • Rev. Sr. Monica Onwunali OLA (2004 – 2009)
  • Rev. Sr. Gladys Osagie OLA (2009 – 20019)
  • Rev. Sr. Lucia Otusanya OLA (2019 – till date)

Thanks to God Almighty and to Late Archbishop J. K. A. Aggey, the 1st proprietor of the school and his successors; Anthony Cardinal Okojie who graciously ceded the School to the OLA province of Nigeria in 1990 when she became a province.

SPOTLIGHT OF EVENTS IN MCPS

  • In the year 1966 on 18th of November, the Ministry of Education approved the opening of the school and was then called;
    Maryland Private Nursery school
    • Maryland Private Primary School
  • On the 23rd January, 1967 Rev. Sr. Congall Miligan (L. L. C. M.) was appointed acting Principal. With her were 5 members of staff and 98 pupils
  • On 28th June 1967, the school was visited by an official from the Ministry of Education, Mr. Tunji Bakare.
  • In 1968, the school appointed Sr. Camilus, OLA the first Principal (Supervisor) and Mrs. Okuribido F. J. as the first Headmistress.
  • In 1969, Sr. Kathleen O’Regan, OLA was appointed the 2nd principal (Supervisor).
  • On 9th April, 1969 the 1st PTA meeting was held.
  • In 1971, Rev. Sr. Stephanie Greene, OLA was appointed the 3rd principal (Supervisor).
  • On 21st July, 1971, the school had 50 candidates who were successful for the sacrament of First Holy Communion.
  • On 22nd February 1975, the school wrote her first Lagos State Entrance Examination.
  • On 13th November, 1981, the school held her 1st open day.
  • On 28th January, 1983 the 1st Inter-house sports competition was held.
  • On 23rd June, 2007, under the administration of Rev. Sr. Monica Onwunali, OLA, the school celebrated her 40th anniversary which commenced with a thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Rt. Msgr. Aniagwu J. K. the Episcopal Vicar Ikeja Region and was assisted by Rev. Fr. Raphael Adebayo, the Parish Priest.
  • On 7th October, 2008 the foundation of the school hall was blessed by Rev. Fr. Romanus SMA. In attendance were Rev. Sr. Rosita Nobis, (OLA, Provincial Superior), some Reverend Sisters and some members of PTA executives.
  • On 24th January, 2009 Rev. Sr. Monica Onwunali, OLA handed over to Rev. Sr. Gladys Osagie, OLA, who worked with Rev. Sr. Theresa Udechukwu OLA as her assistant.
  • On 5th March, 2019, Rev. Sr. Gladys Osagie, OLA handed over to Rev. Sr. Lucia Otusanya, OLA  who is currently the Head Teacher and she works with Rev. Sr. Valentina Adeyemo, OLA who is her assistant.

 

 

 

 

Rev. Sr. Comgall Milligan OLA

Supervisor, 1966-Nov 1979


Rev. Sr. Lelia Dineen OLA

Staff 1970-1971


Rev. Sr. Nora Cullenton OLA

Staff: 1985-1986


Rev. Sr. Stephanie Green OLA

Teacher and Supervisor: July 1970- Feb 1980


Rev. Sr. Joanna Mccarthy OLA

Supervisor, 1970-Nov 1991


Rev. Sr. Catherine Farrell OLA

Supervisor 1991-2001


                                       OLA SISTERS WHO WORKED IN MCPS

Rev. Sr. Patricia Okwuegba OLA


Rev. Sr. Cordelia Ogene OLA


Rev. Sr. Celestina Agwu OLA


Rev. Sr. Philomena Adah OLA


Rev. Sr. Cynthia Nwadike OLA


Rev. Sr. Lelia Barikpe OLA


Rev. Sr. Moriah Jacob OLA


Rev. Sr. Esther Ibekwe OLA


Rev. Sr. Christabel Mashuka OLA


Rev. Sr. Zita Adigwe OLA


Rev. Sr. Monica Ukwu OLA


Rev. Sr. Theresa Udechukwu OLA


PAST AND PRESENT HEAD TEACHERS

Mrs. Jadesola Okuribido

First Head teacher 1968- 1991


Mrs. H.I. Osugo

1991- 1995


Mrs. C. Udonoh

1996- 2001


Rev. Sr. Martina Mmagu OLA

2001


Rev. Sr. Roseline Legunsen OLA

2002- 2003


Rev. Sr. Monica Onwunali OLA

2003-2009


Rev. Sr. Gladys Osagie, OLA

2009-2019


Rev. Sr. Lucia Otusanya OLA

Head Teacher, February 2019 - till date