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About Us

WHO ARE WE?

This is a community of old CMS Grammar School Boys who graduated with “O” Level Certificate in 1984 and/or who having so graduated, opted to undertake “A” Level studies in the school.

MISSION STATEMENT

To empower and enrich our Alma Mater and Set members through targeted developmental causes, capacity building/ trainings, welfare intervention and branding/networking.

 

VISION STATEMENT

To be the quintessential Old Grammarian Set of Reference.

 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The CMS Grammar School in Bariga, a suburb of Lagos in Lagos State, is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria, founded on 6 June 1859 by the Church Missionary Society. For decades it was the main source of African clergymen and administrators in the Lagos Colony

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OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Simeon Okoduwa

Simeon Okoduwa

Chairman
Oluwasanmi Olamide

Oluwasanmi Olamide

General Secretary
Olugbolahan Olutomiwa

Olugbolahan Olutomiwa

Financial Secretary

THE SCHOOL SONG

BACKGROUND

This poem was adopted as the School Song in 1917 with the permission of the Author, Mr John Oxenham. The last two verses were added in 1922 (also with his permission) by the Rt. Rev. A. W. Smith. “Sursum Corda”, “Nisi Dominus Frustra” are the Mottoes of the Diocese and the School respectively.

The music was composed by the Late Rev. Canon E . J. Evans, Ex-Principal of the School, and harmonized by Professor Fela Sowande, M.B.E., F.R.C.O., D.Mus, an Old Boy

CHORUS

Up boys! Truest fame
Lies in high endeavour
Play the game! Keep the flame,
Burning brightly ever.

1

Lives are in the making here
Hearts are in the waking here
Mighty undertaking here,
UP! AND ON!
We are arming for the fight
Pressing on with all our might
Pluming wings for higher flight,
UP! AND ON!

2

Fair before us lies the way
Time for work and time for play,
Fill the measure while we may:
UP! AND ON!
Life and time will not delay
Time is running fast away
Life is Now – today, today!
UP! AND ON!

3

Foes in plenty we shall meet
Hearts courageous scorn defeat,
So we press with eager feet,
UP! AND ON!
Ever onward to the fight
Ever upward to the light
Ever true to God and Right.
UP! AND ON!

4

Looking up by faith, we see
Christ our Saviour on the tree
Lifted up for you and me,
UP! AND ON!
Crowning Christ as Sovereign Lord!
Fighting with the Spirit’s sword
Singing as we cross the ford.
UP! AND ON!

5

Africa will surely rise,
Fail we not in high emprise
Hidden here the secret lies,
UP! AND ON!
Hail Schola Carissima
Laus Deo! Sursum Corda!
Nisi Dominus Frustra,
UP! AND ON!

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