Chrisland School establishes boarding facility in Abuja

Chrisland College, Katampe, a full-boarding school in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, has opened.

The school, which was founded in October 2020, officially inaugurated and dedicated its permanent campus on February 18.

Mrs. Ibironke Adeyemi, Managing Director of Chrisland Schools Limited, emphasised that the college was created to help pupils develop academic achievement, character, and self-reliance.

According to her, the new facility provides a home-away-from-home environment that promotes African culture while also including British and Nigerian educational facilities.

“When we came to Abuja some 10 years ago, people told us that what Abuja needed was a boarding secondary school, but because we needed to understand the environment in which we wanted to operate, we started with a primary school, and then the high school a year later at Apo.

“The pressure was on to start a boarding house, and we told them that what we wanted was a purpose-built boarding house because that is what we are used to in Chrisland. When the pressure was high, we started the boarding house a few years ago at the Apo extension, and today we have this beautiful edifice,” she said.

While she thanked the management, staff, and parents for their support; she maintained that the college is established for the all-round education of children, with a focus on providing a safe and secure environment for students to thrive.

“The college offers ensuite dormitories for maximum comfort and state-of-the-art recreational facilities,” she added.

The Principal, Mr. Olugbenga Saaka, praised staff and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for their commitment. The event was graced by dignitaries from Lagos, Abuja, and other parts of the country.