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Supplementary examination into JSS 1 of Government College Ibadan for the 2023/2024 Academic year holds on Saturday, 2nd September, 2023 by 9am prompt at Government College Ibadan.



Government College Ibadan (GCI) is a foremost and prestigious Secondary school for boys, renowned for academic excellence, character building, a rich and diverse extra-curricular activities and sports development.

It was established on the 28th of February, 1929 by Government as a model school and conceived as a boarding school. It is served by a huge expanse of land, possibly the biggest in the nation, featuring the school administrative block, classrooms, sports fields, student dormitories, orchard, staff quarters and old boys complex.

Prominent features of the school are some scattered rocks, and the school is said to be built on the rock. The school location is in Apata ganga, (Apata for short) in Ibadan. Apata ganga in Yoruba is massive rock.

The School Motto is: Learning to Serve.

Three school units led by a single Board co-exist on the campus. They are Junior Secondary School I, Junior Secondary School II and Senior Secondary School. Each is led by a Principal, but the overriding head is the Principal of the Senior Secondary School, Mr. Remi Adelabu


The operation and management of the School was handed over to the Old Boys, under the leadership of Dr Wale Babalakin, President of the Old Boys Association and Chairman of the Board of Trustees by the Oyo State Government led by His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde on 28th September, 2022.

GCI is now revamped and managed by the Old Boys Association of the School, with a view to bringing the School to its past glory, making it the topmost School for Boys not only in Oyo State, but in Nigeria.

GCI is supported actively by the Old Boys and the Oyo State Government. Support also comes from the Parent Teachers Association.

Oyo State Anthem

Asiwaju ni wa
Asiwaju ni wa
Asiwaju ni wa
Asiwaju ni wa

Ipo Asiwaju
Le’ledumare fun wa
Ni ipinle Oyo

Ipinle Oyo
Eje ka se giri
Omo Oyo
Ka te ipa wa mo ise

Ka ba ara wa soro
Ka so ododo
Ka se oun to to, to dara
Ni igba gbogbo
Ni ibi gbogbo
Ni ipinle Oyo

Ko ni reyin o
Loju mi
Ko ni reyin o

Ko ni reyin o
Nigba temi
Ko ni reyin o

Emi a se ohun to to
To dara nibi gbogbo
Nigba Gbogbo

Asiwaju niwa
Asiwaju niwa
Asiwaju niwa

The School Anthem

School of our pride built on the rock
By order, justice and fairplay ruled
May what we dare to learn from thee in youth
Be our guidelight throughout our lives
Refrain: School of our pride we build on thee

Service to others not to self
Consideration for our Nation first
By our examples and not by precept
Show honest labours dignity
Refrain: School of our pride we build on thee

Generations shall come and go
But our pride in you will for aye remain
Maybe not in the confines of your walls
But in Alumni world-renowned
Refrain: School of our pride we build on thee

Protestation of Loyalty

I pledge to remember that all times and in all places.    I am a representative of Government College, Ibadan.                                     I promise to refrain from any word or deed which can bring discredit upon her.
I will endeavor at all times to be loyal to the members of staff and to all my school fellows.
I would ever seek to be worthy of Government College, Ibadan to add to its luster, and to cherish its highest traditions.
I will try to play my part in transmitting the traditions of Government College, Ibadan to others, not less but greater and better than it was transmitted to me.
So help me God.

School Motto

Learning to Serve