A Brief History of LGHS, Ijebu Itele
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
|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).|
|Principal||Sr. 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
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for He gives to his beloved sleep.” PSALM 127:1-2