Our History

A Brief History of LGHS, Ijebu Itele

In January 1995, the Sisters of St. Louis, Nigeria became a Province, which meant taking up more responsibilities for their training, community living and ministries. With these challenges in mind, the Sisters of St. Louis decided to extend their tradition of Christian Education to this part of Ogun State of Nigeria.

The founding members of the community of the Sisters of St. Louis in the persons of Srs. Carmel Mary Fagbemi (RIP), Agnes Funke Babalola and Adeline Okonkwo arrived Ijebu-Ife on 10th June 1995 to begin the work on the school site in Itele, a quiet rural community, devoid of all forms of distractions. The then Provincial team made up of Srs. Patricia Egbebulem (Provincial Superior), Ann Concannon, Carmel Mary Fagbemi (RIP) and Winifred Ojo missioned a group of Sisters to ensure the take-off of the school in January, 1998. This group consisted of Srs. Carmel Mary Fagbemi (RIP), Christiana Ogundele, Martha Chindo and Rita Akin-Otiko.

The whole idea of coming to Ijebu-Itele land was initiated by one of the friends of Sisters of St. Louis, Engr. Oresegun who linked the sisters with one of his cousins, Mr.Tunde Adeyemi (RIP), who donated the land to the Province. On March 22nd 1997, the foundation laying ceremony and fundraising for the new school took place at the site. Sr. Isabel Mann, the Provincial Superior then and her team started the process of making Louisville a reality while her successor, Sr. Patricia Egbebulem commissioned the team of the Sisters to start the school. On January 11th 1998, Louisville Girls High School was born on a 60-acre piece of land with 24 lovely bright looking girls. The Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Dr Ayinde Fasina celebrated the opening Mass in the convent chapel.

LGHS Heads of Schools

The chief benefactresses and benefactors of the school have been Louisville parents. Since 1999 when the PTA was inaugurated, the school has enjoyed constant support especially under the able leadership of Dr.Kunle Fesobi(1999-2007). Others after him also made great contributions to the development of the school as it is today. Their names are:
    Title Name Year(s)
PTA Chairman Dr kunle Fesobi (1999-2007)
PTA Chairman Prof. Anthony Oguntoye (2007 – 2011),
PTA Chairman Mr. Sule Ozenua (2011 – 2014),
PTA Chairman Mr.Ibinabo Gogo-Peter (2014 – 2017)
PTA Chairman Mr. Philip Jatto (June 2017- till date).
    Title Name Year(s)
Principal St. Rita Akin Otike 1998-2006,
Principal Sr. Winifred Ojo ssl. 2006-2008,
Principal Sr. Christie Adegoroye ssl.  2011-2013
Principal Sr. Matilda Adeboye ssl. 2013 – till date

Ijebu-Itele in brief

Ijebu-Itele is a town in Ogun state of Nigeria located in Ijebu-East Local Government Area. It is bounded on the east by Ogbere and on the west by Ijebu-Ife. The incumbent king of Itele is Oba Dr. (Engr.) Mufutau Adesanya Kasali (JP), the Moyegeso of Itele. Of all the towns in the Local government, Itele is uniquely served by the Sagamu-Benin expressway which skirts it on the southern part. The location makes the town accessible to about five state capitals namely: Abeokuta, Lagos, Ibadan, Benin-City and Akure.

The population of Itele according to the 2006 population census figure is 110,196. The community is inhabited by people from different parts of the country which include Hausa, Igbo, Idoma, Efik, Ijaw, Yorubas and others.

The official language of the land is English Language but the dominant dialect spoken by the people is Ijebu.

Itele is an agrarian community favoured by the presence of Osun river which makes all year round farming possible. Existing industries in Itele include: Omo Wood (a wood processing complex), Quarries (Julius Berger, Dumez, RCC, RATCON,e.t.c), saw milling and agricultural establishments.

The town has both public and private educational institutions. These cut across primary, secondary and a government approved university (Hallmark University).

THEME FOR THE TERM

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.  2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)

THOUGHT FOR THE TERM: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV) THOUGHT FOR THE TERM: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV) THOUGHT FOR THE TERM: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV) THOUGHT FOR THE TERM: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)