THE NAME MARYLAND
What is now known as Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School did not exist overnight. It is an answer to the prayer of Rev. Mother Arcade O.L.A. (R.I.P.). She actually prayed to Our Lady that this land (Maryland compound) be given to the Catholic Mission to establish a school. She made a promise that if the request was granted by Our Lady, the land would be named after her. Thus, her request was granted and the land was named “Maryland” in 1950 – a name that has become the landmark in the fast spreading Lagos metropolis of today.
EARLY YEARS OF MARYLAND
In 1950, Maryland was prepared for St. Agnes Teachers’ College which was moved from its Yaba site. The Teachers’ College was later relocated to form a co-educational Teachers’ College with St. Leo’s Abeokuta in 1968, while paving the