Mercyland International College is a private institution founded by Olootu A.G.O. Bankole, a frontline industrialist in Ogun State and his wife, Dr. (Mrs.) A. A. Bankole, a distinguished academician, astute researcher and an educationist par excellence.

Mercyland International College located at Oba Alake Road, G.R.A, Ibara, Abeokuta, Ogun State is established in 2004. The school started with a population of nineteen students and six teachers.

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The first principal of the school was Mr. Pius K. Nanewotor who worked in the school for a period of two and half years. He was succeeded by the current principal of the school, Pastor Eze Moses Ifeanyichukwu on 12th August, 2005. Presently, the school has grown to a population of five hundred and ninety – four (594) students and sixty – two (62) teachers.

Mercyland International Schools, Abeokuta presented its first set of candidates for WASSCE / NECO SSCE in 2009 and the performance of the students was quite impressive

However the school has continued to record an improved impressive performance as the years go- bye. Also, The outstanding performance of candidates from the school in JAMB (UTME) year after year goes a long way in establishing the fact that Mercyland International Schools,  Abeokuta has established itself as a force to reckon  with.

The teaching and learning process of the school is strongly tailored towards the realization of the school’s vision and mission


Mercyland International Schools ensures that viable members of staff are on ground at all times. The quality and performance of the staff is enhanced continuously through series of seminars, workshops, in –service training and courses. And more so, the staff are encouraged to undergo related courses in various educational institutions so as to upgrade their skill and proficiency on the job. Mercyland boasts of qualified, dedicated teachers with First Degrees and Second Degrees. We have a generous academic staff/student ratio of One teacher to six students. Hence, our students enjoy proper personal attention, monitoring and mentoring in all classes.


Intellect plus character makes a man. This is a strong principle which Mercyland International Schools, Abeokuta upholds. Over the years the school has maintained a high moral tone. The students are carefully guided to develop excellent, personal qualities on principles which make them distinct among other children of their age and time, anywhere they find themselves within and outside the school at all times.


The school operates a well structured broad and dynamic academic program which enables the students to come out with excellent performances in standard examinations such as State/NECO BECE, NECO SSCE, WASSCE, UTME, SAT, TOEFL, IGCSE.

The ease with which the students of the school secure admission into choice institutions both in and outside the country is a latent proof of well designed academic programme and very high level of effective teaching and learning process in the school.


Mercyland International College has intimidating and impressive score-card in scholarship and co-curricular activities. Listing the school’s tremendous feat might be encyclopedic.

To the dynamic institution, the making of many achievements is a passion. Below are a few of our achievements:


1. Nigerian children connect’ A Radio/TV Quiz & Debate Competition organized by Tripod Media in conjunction with the Ogun State Government: Debate -1st position; Quiz 3rd position.

2. National Teachers’ Association Ogun State Branch organized French competition: From 2010 – 2015 Mercyland has been winning and representing the state. Mercyland is the first school in the state to win the competition for three consecutive years and it will be recalled that the school represented Ogun State at the National level and won the second position out of 30 schools from all over the federation and Abuja

3. In the 2014African Regional Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition organized by Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Centre for Human Security and UNESCO Institute for African Culture & International Understanding, Mercyland  International College, Abeokuta won the coveted 1st Position

Also the school took part in other numerous competitive events and won several prizes. Below is a list of some selected events and prizes won:

1. Mathematics competition for all secondary schools in Abeokuta organized by Discovery Help Foundation.1stposition.

2. JAGO spelling bee competition for all secondary school students in Ogun State. 1st position

3. Essay competition for all junior secondary students in Ogun State.1st position

4. Quiz competition organized by the visionaries at FUNNAB.1st position

5. From 6th-10th Jan,2012, our student Ogundimu Adeoye represented Nigeria in an academic programme organized for a carefully selected gifted children in Africa. The programme was held in Uganda.

6. Again out of the available 5 slots for Nigeria, Mercyland won 2 slots to fly Nigeria’s flag in the African gifted foundation academic programme for African children held in Ghana.

7. In sports, the school’s female and male basketball teams have won several medals in their respective categories of Milo basketball  tournament over the years. On the other hand, our relay team brought home many 1st position prizes.

8. In dictionary drills, impromptu speeches, debates, quiz competitions, match past, song ministrations etc., we have carved a niche for ourselves as a great school. For instance

a. 2016 Tobby Emmanuel Foundation mathematics competition         -           2nd position

b.  Children in Art Talent Hunt 2016

            a.         Drawing – 1st Position Junior category

            b.         Mixed Media – 1st and 3rd position senior category

c. Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Essay Competition – we represented Ogun State.

d. Our male basketball team reached semi finals in 2016 Milo basketball tournament in Ogun State.

e. Federal Road Safety Corps and the Shell Petroleum Development Company organized National Safety Competition for Senior Secondary Schools. We won 1st position at the state level.

f. We also took part and won 1st position in the spelling competition for all secondary schools in the state organized by Ski- Hi Entertainment.

g. Mathematics Competition for Junior and Secondary School in Abeokuta South, Ogun state.

            Junior Category         - Mercyland  1st Position

            Senior Category         - Mercyland 1st Position

h. 2017 Milo Basketball Champion for all secondary schools in Ogun state, Mercyland won 2nd Position (in both male and female categories).

i. 2017 Spelling Competition organised by Ski –Hi Entertainment for all secondary schools in Ogun State was won by Mercyland International College, Abeokuta.

j. In the maiden edition of inter schools drama competition organised by OOPL for all secondary schools in Abeokuta,  Mercyland won The Best Actor prize and the Second Best Overall Performance.

k. At the end of 2018 Science Project Exhibition Competition for all secondary schools in Ogun State, Mercyland won 3rd position.

l. To mark 2018 Children’s Day, National Gallery of Art Abeokuta organised Art Competition for all secondary schools in Ogun State and Mercyland won the following positions:

a.       1st position in Drawing

b.      1st position in Mixed Media

c.       1st position in Graphics

d.      2nd position in Mixed Media

e.       3rd position in Graphics

Awards: Below are some of the awards give to Mercyland International Schools, Abeokuta by various organizations:





Award of Excellence

National Association of Ogun State Students


Meritorious Award

Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nig, Abeokuta South Zone, Ogun State


Award of Recognition

Prophecy & Mission Bible College/ Theology Seminary Oke Abetu, Abeokuta


MCODER Award for Theatre Excellence in Secondary School

Movement for Collective Decision & Elders’ Relevance, Ogun State


Vocational Excellence Award

Rotary Club of Abeokuta District 9110 Nigeria


Award of Appreciation for Being a Panelist at the 2nd Colloquium

Egba Economic Summit


Award of Excellence in Recognition of the School as The Best Nur/ Pry/ Sec School in Ogun State

National Association of Business Admin/ Management Students, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye


2010 Award for Outstanding Performance

National Council of Women’s Societies of Nig. Abeokuta North \local Govt Chapter


Award of Excellence as The Most Distinguished Sec. School in Ogun State

National Association of Nig Students (NANS)


Purple Awardee on Child Education

Purple Ball Committee, Ogun State


Ogun State Educational Award of The Best Principal of The Year 2007

Ogun State Min of Edu Science & Tech in Conjunction with Great glorious Ventures



Commonwealth Youth Organisation, Nig. Ogun State Chapter, An Affiliate of Royal Commonwealth Society, London


Mainframe of Industry Award

National Association of Small Industrialists Western Zone, Nig


Award of Excellence in Education Management

Tai Solarin College of Education Alumni Association, Abeokuta


Best Administrator of The Year 2011/2012

Vision Africa, London


Award of The Most Outstanding School of The Year

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) National


Merit Award

University of Lagos Alumni Association, Ogun Chapter


Tuyo Award for Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered)


Award of Excellence in Community Leadership And Initiative

International Association of Psychiatric Nurses of Nigeria, New Jersey, USA


Best Secondary School Award

ADLACK Multi Media Concept




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