Mercyland Int'l Schools

Meet The Chairman

Olootu Abel Gbolahan Ogooluwa BANKOLE attended Anglican Primary School, Ibogun Odejimi and UNA Primary School,Adenrele Ifo before proceeding to Ibogun Secondary Modern School, Egbeda in 1961 as a pioneering student.                             

Chief A.G.O Bankole attended Yaba Technical College and the prestigious University of Lagos,Akoka where he obtained a BSc Hons degree in Business Administration through self sponsorship, Ogooluwa Bankole joined the Imperial Chemical Industries PLC now CAPL at Ikeja in 1967 as Colour  Matcher and Laboratory Assistant. He received a technical training at I.C.I Paint Factory in Slough Stowmarket, England in 1969.                           

He rose to the position of a Plant Production Superintendent in charge of Colour and Control Laboratory.                                             

He attended technical courses in Colour and Pigments at Ciba Geigy Laboratory in Basle Switzerland and a course in Polymer and Adhesives at Polytechnic of North London now London Metropolitan University, Holloway.                                                             

A successful businessman, he established Premier Paints PLC, the first indigenous paints company to be quoted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange since 1995. His passion for education made him to establish Mercyland International Schools, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria with his wife, Dr(Mrs) Anuoluwapo Bankole in 1994.                                    

Chief Bankole belongs to a number of societies and professional organization and received several awards. He was a past President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Ogun State Branch and Vice- Chairman, Abeokuta Chamber of Commerce. A past President of Abeokuta Sports Club.     

Chief Ogooluwa Bankole is a High Chief of Egbaland and a member of Ogun State Council of Elders.

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.