To produce generations of women, who will excel, compete globally and contribute meaningfully to nation building.
To be the foremost girls' secondary school leading in academics and character, achieved through sound moral, quality and sustainable education.
Pass On The Torch
At Queens,We are Classy, We are Excellent in all we do, We are the Best, Queen's College leads, others follow.
Queen’s College, one of the foremost Secondary Schools for girls education, was established on Monday, 10th October 1927. It came into being to bridge the gap created by the limited scope of secondary education for girls at that time. It is to the credit of the New Era Ladies Club, a group of enlightened women that the provision of secondary education similar to what was obtainable at King’s College must be attributed. The college was initially named Government Secondary School for Girls but changed to Queen’s College in Nigeria Gazette of April 12th, 1928, Government Notice No. 28. Miss F. Wordsmith who later became Mrs. Tolfree was the pioneer Principal. The college was first sited at Force Road near Race Course now called Tafawa Balewa Square but was moved to Lancaster Road, Onike, Yaba in Yaba Local Government Area its present location in 1958.
Queen’s College started with a small student population of 20 students and grew steadily over the years. Presently the population stands at about 2,800 girls, with 2,180 of them in the boarding house while 616 are day students. The college has remained the dream school of every girl child and her parents.
At inception, the staff was made entirely of part-time, voluntary and temporary teachers, one of them was lady Oyinkan Abayomi.
Presently, Queen’s College as one of the 104 Federal Government owned Unity Colleges is run by the Federal Ministry of Education and headed by a Director as Principal, and three Deputy Directors as Vice Principals. Others in the management staff include two other Deputy Directors as officers in-charge of Administration and Academics respectively, 18 Assistant Directors who serve as Heads of Departments and Heads of Subjects.
The academic staff strength stands at 163, 95% of whom are graduates, and 90% of them with over 15 years of teaching experience. In addition to this number are also 35 graduate teachers who serve as part-time teachers and members of National Youth Service Corps. The college has a Guidance & Counselling Unit headed by a Chief Education Officer and six other qualified counselors.
In the governance structure of the college is the School Based Management Committee, a body instituted by the Federal Ministry of Education to give ownership and participation to the community in the governance of the college; the chairman is a retired Director of the Federal Ministry of Education. The College is also blessed with other supportive and responsive stakeholders such as the Parents Teachers Association, the College Alumni Association (QCOGA) and other corporate organizations. There is also the Student Representative Council, a body to give more voice to the student in the governance of the college. There is also a prefectorial system.
The college is known for excellence in the total education of the girl child and has successfully created equal gender opportunities for them in various fields of endeavour such as Medicine, Engineering, Law, Architecture, accounting etc.
Presently, its curriculum which is developed by NERDC is technologically driven and is geared towards meeting the needs of every child’s ability as well as the needs of the nation. It lays emphasis on Technical and Vocational subjects, ICT, Sciences as well as Humanities. This is run at two levels: the first three years of Junior Secondary Education which leads to the award of Basic Education Certificate, and another three years of Senior Secondary Education which leads to the award of the West African Senior School Certificate by West African Examination Council (WAEC) and / or Senior Secondary Certificate, awarded by National Examination Council (NECO).
In its more than eight decades of existence, the college has not only accomplished the vision of the founders in producing generations of women who are excelling, competing globally and contributing to nation building but has also fostered national integration, national unity, leadership and capacity building. Queen’s College girls are brought up with moral standards, right values and self-discipline.
The college has also consistently excelled in sports, winning laurels and awards on both national and international levels. In recent times, It won the first overall position in the female category at the federal Government College Games (FEDCOL Games) in 2012. It is, for two successive years, the defending champion in female football in the 2013 LAFGHECA Games.
Queen’s College is proud to be alma mater to many great Nigerians. Its alumini include Prof. Grace Alele-Williams – the first female Vice Chancellor in Nigeria (University of Benin, Prof. (Mrs.) Elebute of Lagoon Hospital, Prisca Soares, Managing Director, NICON insurance, Dr. Omeni and a host of others too numerous to mention.
The college is not resting on its oars but continues to soar high in the provision of quality and all round education for the girl child. To this end, the college has extended its tentacles in partnership with other colleges both nationally and internationally. It is a member of Lagos First Generation Heritage Colleges Association (LAGHECA) and collaborates with Achimota School, Ghana under the King’s College/Queen’s College and Achimota School Ghana Bilateral Games. The three colleges have a common colonial history. The college also partnered with Knightsbridge College, Devou, United Kingdom for the International Inspiration Project of the British Council. It is also an active partner with the Commonwealth Education Partnership 2013/2014.
Queen’s College has had 22 Principals since inception, the current Principal being Mrs. Osime, E.M. Her predecessors include:
Queen’s College, Principals
|MISS FAITH WORDSWORTH||1927 – 1930|
|MISS WINIFRED W. BLACKWELL||1931 – 1942|
|MISS EVELYN D. HARRISON||1942 – 1944|
|DR. A.L. WHITTACRE||1944 – 1946|
|MISS ETHEL HUBSON||1946 – 1950|
|MISS MARY HUTCHESON||1950 – 1954|
|MISS JOYCE EDITH MOXON||1954 – 1955|
|MISS MARGARET GENTLE||1956 – 1963|
|MRS. J. EFUNJOKE COKER||1963 – 1977|
|MRS. T. E. CHUKWUMA||1977 – 1982|
|MRS. ADEBISI A. KAFARU||1982 – 1986|
|MRS. I. O. EJUEYITCHIE-OROYE||1986 – 1987|
|MRS. JANET A. NAMME||1987 – 1991|
|MRS. H.E.G. MARINHO||1991 – 1996|
|MRS. M.T.F. SOJINRIN||1996 – 2001|
|MRS. EULER AJAYI O.||2001 – 2004|
|MRS. M. B. ABOLADE||2004 – 2006|
|MRS. O TOGONU-BICKERSTETH||2006 – 2008|
|MRS. A. C. ONIMOLE (JP)||2008 – 2010|
|MRS. OGUNNAIKE ADEKUNBI||2010 – 2011|
|MRS. M. O. A. LADIPO||
2011 – 2012
|MRS E.M OSIME||2012-2015|
|DR. MRS LAMI AMODU||2015-2017|
|MRS. B. ARE||2017-till date|
Mrs. B. ARE