GRIER HOUSE

Year Founded: 

1930

House Patron: 

SIR SELWYN GRIER

First House Master: 

LORD V.B.V. POWELL

House Colour: 

MAROON

House Emblem: 

A SHORT SHIELD WITH THREE FLOWERS IN THE MIDDLE, THEN AT THE BOTTOM IS WRITTEN "SAPERE AUDE" WHICH MEANS "WE DARE TO LEARN ALWAYS"

House Motto: 

'"SAPERE AUDE" WHICH MEANS "WE DARE TO LEARN ALWAYS"

House History: 

Grier House was created in the year 1930. The first House Master was Mr. V.B.V. Powell, an English and History Teacher, ‘Cambridge Blue’, and an English International in Athletics. The young Briton and Educationist named the second of the first two Boarding House after Mr S.M. Grier (who later became Sir Selwyn), the then Director of Education, Southern Provinces, who was a Non-Educationist but an Administrator par excellence. He brought about the birth of two Colleges for Teachers' training in 1929, one of which was Government College Ibadan. The Foundation Prefects in Grier House were J.E. Odiase, E.G. Arubayi, H.O. Fadayiro, S.O. Temietan, E.A. Adeniran, D.C. Edgal and S.O. Omenai.

House Song: 

1. O Grier House, let us for thy dear honour yearn
Let us from experience past this lesson learnt
That discipline leads but to our one true goal
Devotion, true must be our unfailing role.

2. We dare to learn both from victory and defeat
If once our best is done then we all can meet
To sing loud in praise of thy untarnished fame
That both past and present cherish just the same.

3. United in Spirit we uphold thy grace!
Of unbroken justice taught in every race
Grier sons thy true greatness must strive sure to shield
We dare to learn always and we 'll never yield.

Download the tune at http://www.gcimuseum.org/content/tune-grier-house-song

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