Ikota Educational Foundation


IEF was promoted by a group of parents and educationists who wished to meet the need for quality education in the country and to provide an avenue for parents to exercise their right to choose freely the kind of education they wish for their children.

Through the support of individuals and corporate organisations who identify with the educational principles of IEF, the Foundation has been able to set up 3 schools in two States of the Federation – Whitesands School, Lagos (2000), Hillrange Secondary School, Enugu (2017) and Rossville Secondary School, Enugu (2018).


To be the leading institution of family schools, being driven by dedicated workers in close partnership with committed parents, to nurture future leaders of impeccable integrity, professional excellence and enduring virtues.

We put our pedagogical knowledge and our educational experience at the service of parents and collaborate with them in the task of giving their children an integral formation.


board of trustees

Mr. Bolaji Medesou (Chairman)
Mr. Matthew Osawemen (Secretary)

executive council

Prof. Albert Alos (Director)
Mr. Victor Akinyede
Mrs. Chinelo Ujubuonu

All round Formation

The quality of education offered by these schools is based on the integration of sound academic, human and moral formation. An education which is not only centred on the acquisition of knowledge, but directed towards stimulating and developing the students’ aptitudes and criteria so that each of them will become a person of strong convictions, capable of acting in accordance with them in different circumstance in life.

the first educators

The right and responsibility of a child’s education always lies with the parents.
IEF is convinced that quality personalized education is only possible when carried out in mutual collaboration between the parents and the school.
This is an essential part of our educational projects.

parents & teachers collaboration

The right and responsibilities of children’s education rests upon their parents, who are helped by the teachers in their role as first educators. 
The assistance to each family and student through a one-on-one advisory system is an educational approach that is promoted by the educational projects of IEF.


Educational Project of IEF promotes activities which are inspired by a transcendental vision of human existence and by the principle of a person’s dignity, a characteristic of the Christian spirit. 
This is done within a framework of a refined respect for all religious beliefs, since the schools are open to students of all backgrounds.
At the request of Ikota Educational Foundation the Prelature of Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church, provides spiritual and doctrinal formation to those who wish to receive it. It thus helps the initiatives to keep alive their Christian Identity.

in values

Values promoted by IEF projects enable the pupils to reach personal maturity and develop a strong character. Diligence, sincerity, cheerfulness, order, understanding, respect, generosity, collaboration and teamwork are some of the key values IEF hopes to instill through its projects.

The Single - sex education mode

This model facilitates the personalized education and deals with the different rates of development between girls and boys, in various stages of their education. 
The girls’ and boys’ schools share the same educational objectives, syllabuses and teaching tools. 
This teaching model, recognised by UNESCO, has been present for a number of decades in developed countries.