Friday 23rd July 2021 our Alma Mater, Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School Ikeja, played host to the Umbrella Body of the Old Students Association, Great Landers Alumni Association (GLAA). The occasion was the End of Term Thanksgiving Mass & Induction Ceremony of the 2021/2022 School Prefects, whereby the Association also made the presentation of her 2021 GLAA Scholarship Award to two indigent students of MCSS.

The GLAA EDUCATIONAL FUND PROJECT, an initiative of the current Executive whose mission through the EDF is to ensure that education becomes a right, not a privilege through the advancement of creative solutions to ensure equity and excellence in education for brilliant, indigent and vulnerable students. The GLAA 2021 Scholarship Awards is the maiden edition and will be a yearly program whereby Need based, Merit and Scholarships for talented Students will be awarded at the End of School Sessions.

This year (2021) the two Need Based Awards given were:

  1. Great Landers Alumni Association Award
  2. Lander. Dr. Francis Adelaja Award.

The Following Great Landers represented GLAA at the ceremony: Lander Ben Adigun (National President), Lander Sylvia Abdalla ( Social Secretary), Lander Tonia Ezeokeke ( Ass Secretary) Lander Tayo Phillips ( President Class of ‘79/ Financial Secretary), Lander David Gbenga Spenser ( ’73), Lander Sade Taiwo ( ’81-’83) . Mrs. Kayode represented Lander Dr. Francis Adelaja, one of our donors and Mrs Iweze an ex teacher of MCSS was also present to support GLAA.

Ojemenya Immaculata (JSS 3) and Iyida Odiche (SSS 2) were the first two recipients of the GLAA Scholarship award. They both received a grand total sum of One Million, Nine Hundred and Forty-Five Thousand, Five Hundred Naira Only ( N1,945,500) for two Academic Sessions (2021/2022 and 2022/2023 Academic sessions ) respectively.

We enjoin all Landers, Branches, Sets, and Families to key into this project and help in uplifting our Alma Mater by sowing into the lives of the students. For further information please send a mail to

Attached are some photographs of the epic event.

Lander Sylvia Abdalla
Social Secretary GLAA
25th July, 2021

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