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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.



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

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  • Here is the flier for the Burial Ceremony of Burial Ceremony of Dr Abanke Pauline Johnson.
    She was a great Lander, May her soul rest in perfect peace…Amen!!.

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2019 Valedictory Mass and Graduation Ceremony/ Launching of the School’s Yearbook.
Held Friday 19th July, 2019 from 10am at the School’s Chapel/ Auditorium.

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    John Tunde Ogunnoiki.

The aphorism ‘a tree does not make a forest‘surely does not apply to Anthony Omoera. It could be said without any dissenting voice that the late Principal of MCSS personally piloted the aeroplane of both curricular and extracurricular excellence that the newly established school attained in its nascent years. A former Vice Principal of Saint Finbarr’s, the chain-smoking Omoera arrived in 1972 as only the second Nigerian Principal. He immediately identified sports as the channel to garner publicity for the school. The recruitment of sporting talent encompassed Table Tennis, Football and

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From the First Head Boy’s Desk

  • At the beginning

As we celebrate the 50th Founders Day, the First ever Grand Reunion of all Great Landers and the firm establishment of our Alumni Association, I feel highly honoured to write a brief account of my experience at MCSS, our dear Alma Mater in the early years.

I was one of those students who were given ‘late’ admission to the new school in January, 1969. I remember that Tuesday evening when I brought a note from my mentor and spiritual father, Rev. Fr. Joachim Coakley (SMA) (RIP), the then Secretary to the Founding Proprietor of the school – Rt Rev Dr. J K Aggey (RIP), the first Nigerian Archbishop of Lagos. I had lived with Baba Coakley for about 18 months before he gave me the note to the Founding Principal of MCSS – Rev Sister Kathleen O’Regan (OLA) who later was to be a “mother” to me. He took the note and

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Channels TV Lagos will be airing some parts of the Gala Night and 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

Times of broadcast are:

Sunday 3rd February 2019 @ 9.30 am


Wednesday 6th February 2019 @ 11.30pm.

Thanks… Tune in!