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Meet The Chairman

Olootu Abel Ogooluwa Bankole was born of 1st November, 1948 at Ibogun Akiode village. A frontline industrialist in Ogun state, Olootu A.G.O. Bankole attended Anglican Primary School Ibogun Odejimi later UNA Primary school Adenrele Ifo before proceeding to Ibogun secondary school Egbeda in 1961 as a pioneering student. He later attended Yaba Technical College and the prestigious University of Lagos where he obtained a Bsc (Hons) degree in Business Administration through self-sponsorship.

Ogooluwa Bankole, a widely travelled man was privileged to have both technical and academic education at the Imperial Chemical Industries, Slough in England (Paints Technology). He attended Polytechnic of North London now London Metropolitan University, Holloway, Ciba Geizy laboratory Basel Switzerland where he bagged Diploma in Polymer and Adhesive and also Diploma in Pigment and Colours.

A successful businessman, he established Premier Paints PLC the first Indigenous paints company to be quoted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange since 1994.

His passion for education made him to establish Mercyland International Schools with his wife, Dr (Mrs) Anuoluwapo Bankole in 1994.

Olootu belongs to a number of societies and professional organizations and received several awards.

Patrons of many social clubs and societies, Olootu A.G.O. Bankole is the Agunloye of Gbagura, Abeokuta. Asiwaju Babalaje of Egbaland, Olootu Owu, Abeokuta, Babalaje of Ifo and Balogun of Ibogun land.

He is happily married with Children.

Meet the proprietress

Dr (Mrs.) Anuoluwapo Ayodele Bankole (nee Soyemi) the proprietress was educated at the Baptist Girls’ College, Abeokuta and the Federal College of Education Osiele, Abeokuta where she trained as a teacher. She later attended the Ogun state University Ago Iwoye where she graduated with second class upper division in Business Administration. She did her post graduate studies at the University of Lagos where she bagged a M.sc and Ph.D in Education (Doctor of Philosophy).

She taught for a number of years at the prestigious Navy Secondary School, Abeokuta as a pioneer staff. A widely travelled woman, Dr. (Mrs.) Bankole ia Matron, Ogun State Gymnastic Association.

She is an astute and seasoned educationist. She is a lecturer at the Tai-Solarin University of Education, a High Chief of Abeokuta and awardees’ of the prestigious Purple Ball (a popular social and philanthropic organization in Nigeria), She is also the recipient of many awards amongst which are:

  • National Council of Women’s Society, Nigeria.
  • Commonwealth Youth Organization, Nigeria.
  • Winners Women Special Mother’s Award.
  • Alumni Association of Tai Solarin College of Education, Abeokuta Branch.
  • Christian Council of Nigeria

Dr. (Mrs.) Bankole, Director of AGOB Educational services is also awardees of the Alumni Association of the Tai Solarin University of Education.