FIELD HOUSE

Year Founded: 

1948

House Patron: 

Captain H.T.C. Field

First House Master: 

Mr. Long

House Colour: 

Green

House Emblem: 

Palm Tree

House Motto: 

NIL DESPERANDUM meaning NEVER DESPAIR

House History: 

Field House was established in 1948 and named after Captain H.T.C. Field. Captain Field was the second Principal of Government College Ibadan from 1932 - 1943. He is most remembered for the great emphasis he laid on character building of both the Institution and the Students in their formative years. The time of birth of Field House coincided with the beginning of admitting two streams of students (for a class) into the school. An increase in the numerical strength of the student population was believed to necessitate increase in the number of Boarding Houses and correspondingly an increase in the number of House Masters and House Tutors.

House Song: 

1. Foremost stands the sun in heaven
Foremost! Field House in this School
Field House is our inspiration
Past achievements show this well
Inspiration stirs ambition
Leads us unto better yet
Sixteen only when we started
Now unrivalled amongst the rest.

2. Those who left us showed our spirit
Standing well the test of life
Brave in sorrow, staunch in service
Field House lessons held in mind
In the face of strife and hardship
Holding on without despair
Their achievements are our glory
Their example is our guide.

3. Field present the calls now yours
Keep the noble flame alight
The name by which the flame was lit
Shall ne'r die. H.Field for aye
Don't forget what Baba Job taught
Valiant toils brings glorious name
Keep our glory and spirit
Evergreen and ever bring.

Tune: http://www.gcimuseum.org/content/tune-field-house-song

Composed by Femi Osofisan (1100, Field, 1959)
Ref.:
http://www.gcimuseum.org/content/set-gold-1965-class-set-50th-anniversar... (Page 29)
Set In Gold: 1965 Class Set 50th Anniversary Publication (Page 34)

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