BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE
Ansar-ud-Deen College, Isolo is located at 1, Akinbaiye Street, off Isolo Road, Lagos. It was founded by the Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria in 1952, in fulfilment of its mission to establish an education institution devoid in religious prejudice. It was funded by the founders before been taken over the Government in 1979. At its return in 2007, it was taken over by the Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, and setup a board of Governors headed by Mr. kayode Sofala (SAN) and refocused its attention on qualitative education, sound morals and engaging sports.
A visit to the college is a warm welcome to a serene learning environment. We boast of conducive classrooms with electronic interactive boards.
We also provide state of the art ICT centre with constant online experience. The college is in tune with science and technology as our Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Home-management and clothing and textile laboratories, amongst others are well-stocked. We have modern uncongested hostel facilities with home comfort.
Our library is also well-stocked with academic materials, reference materials periodicals, etc. in the case of health emergency, our clinic is fully-equipped with stand-by nurses.
The college also has passion for sports and so it has comprehensive sport facilities with capable sports personnel.
The college maintains a balanced student-teacher ratio. It has the most qualified, highly motivated and passionate teachers.
It is for the reason the College boasts of a track of consistent excellent results both in internal and external examinations. Apart from academic activities, students of the College have also performed outstandingly in extra-curricular activities.
It has since produced versed, revered and prominent Nigerians such as: Prof. Nurudeen Alo, the former Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Leteef Husseni, the former LASU; Alhaji Musiliu Smith, the former Inspector General of Police; and many other.
The Pioneer students include the following;
Adediran Sikiru Olawale; Adeyemi Adegboyega; Adeyemi Landariyu Olanrewaju; Aiyepola Mumini Abayomi; Ajagbe Adeboyega; Aka Muheen Adetula; Akindele Aliu Abraham; Akinmade Jibreel Abdullahi; Alaka Shakiru Alade; Ashimi Lateef Kolawole; Bakrin Musa Abubakre; Balogun Yakub Alaba; Bello Musiliu Kolawole; Dawodu Rilwan Olayinka; Dawodu Sebeel Olarenwaju; Fatiregun Stephen Ayodele; Gbajumo wakeel olawale; Giwa Lasbert Abiodun; Goloba Rafiu Ayinde Yekinni; kugbola B. Emmanuel; Lawal Boonyamin Babatunde B.; Liasu Ganiyu O.; Musa I.A.F; Ogundehin Babatunde B.; Pampam Muniru Aderibigbe; Ramos Sulikanaimi olatunde Abija; Salako W.; Sowande Edmund O.; Sharumi AbdulRasheed; Yusuf Lateef Ayodele.
INTRODUCTION OF BOARDING SYSTEM
The Boarding system was introduced 1955 for the convenience of Students living far away from the School. There were four Houses named as follows, with four colours attached to them: Elias-Green, Sogunro-Red, Gbajabiamila-Yellow, Macauley (later re-named jinadu)-Blue.
The Logo of the College was designed by one of the pioneer students Mr. Sebeel Olarenwaju Dawodu in 1953 and it is still in use till date.
The College was the first Private Institution of its kind to receive Grants-in-Aid from the Western Region Government in July 1953, after six months of its establishment, following a report by a visitation Panel headed by Mr. V.B. Powelll of government College, Ibadan.
1ST CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATIONS:
The West African Examination Council in 1956 recognized the College for the Cambridge Examinations and in December 1956, the College presented 19 Pioneer Students for the 1st Cambridge Examinations, and they performed creditably.
The College became co-educational:
The College established a two year higher school certificate programme in the sixties and admitted the first sets of female in 1969 and has since remained a co-educational.
The following Principals have headed the College since inception:-
- J. O. Abe – 1953 – 1956
- M. A. Bamgbose – 1956 – 1957
- Y. O. Basorun – 1957- 1967; 1968 – 1976
- M.S. Momodu – 1967 – 1968
- D. Layeni – 1976 – 1980
- M. A. Bakrin – 1980 – 1995
- F. O. Akinwande – 1995 – 1998
- Alhaji J. T. Abass- Oct 1998 – 2005
- Y. O. Basorun – 2005 – 2007
- R. O. Adeshina – 2003 – 2007 (Principal junior College)
- Okelola Tella -20007-Aug. 2009
- Tajudeen Adebambo – Sept. 2009 – till date
The College first Anthem was composed by Mr. Carew in 1953:
Shake, let us be friends
Let us forget our days of sorrow
Shake, let us be friends now and forever more
Whethere you’re rich, wherther you’re poor
It’s all the same to me (2ce)
Just shake let us be friends
Let us forget our days of sorrow
Shake, let us be friends now and forever more!!!
The current College Anthem was composed by Mr. L. O. Dosunmu in 1971:
O my college Alma mater
For you and you alone
Your students must endeavor
To uphold your cherished name (2ce)
Glory glory Alhamdulillah
College where youth are bred
To give service and duty
To the country of our birth (2ce)
Ansar-ud-Deen my college
For your sake and sake alone
Isolarians must remember
Those who help them in their teens (2ce
ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORTS
The College is well known for its achievements in sports both in sports both in intercollegiate and also at National Level, contributing to well known Nigerian sports heroes. Hitherto, the college has participated gloriously in sporting activities such as Football, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Athletics. The college won the National Volley competition for 7 consecutive years. However, during the period 1980 – 1986, the college also scored remarkably sporting charts, namely:
- Champion: 1985 Maulud Nabbiyyi Football competition for Muslim College in the Country.
- Champion: Seven-up All Secondary Schools Relay Races for Girls.
- Champion: Lagos State All Secondary Schools Handball Champions.
- Runners-Up: Chief Ebeneezer Obey Football Cup Competitions.
- Runners-Up: Principals Cup Football Competitions.
Lagos State Representative Boys & Girls All Nigerian Handball Championship.
NATIONAL STARS IN SPORTS
The College produced a good number of National Award Winners in Sport in the country:
- Miss Airat Bakare, Olympic Medallist Currently on a Scholarship in U.S.A.
- Miss Ngozi Ohaechesi, 1500 meters and 800 meters Champion.
- Lape Mabayomije, 100 meters National Women’s Champion.
- Benedicta Nwosu, Mile – Marathon Girls Champion.
- Amina Lawal, 200 meters National Women’s Champion.
The students of the College won all the Medals at the National Milo Marathon Race 1986.
1st – Ngosi Ohaechesi
2nd – Shola Ogundele
3rd – Iyabo Bakare
SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS
Two Students of the College now enjoy scholarships up to University level for their outstanding performance in Sport; namely: NGOZI OHAECHESI and BENEDICTA NWOSU.