The Grundtvig Institute (G.I.) was founded in 1984 and later came under the ownership of the Grundtvig Movement of Nigeria (GMN). It is a residential post-secondary educational institute, inspired by our traditional education and the Education-for-Life philosophy of N.F.S. Grundtvig of Denmark (1783-1872). GI aims at producing graduates who are fully equipped to live lives useful and satisfactory to themselves, to their families and communities and to the nation.
The objective of the school is unique in that it differs from the bookish educational system in the country which is now producing unemployed, undisciplined and frustrated graduates. The objective of the Grundtvig Institute is to provide “Education for Life” at the post secondary level.
The Grundtvig International Secondary School is owned by the Grundtvig Movement of Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation committed to the development of “Education for Life” in Nigeria. The Board of Trustees of the Grundtvig Movement controls the operations of the school through the principal. The Grundtvig Movement is inspired by the Danish Education-for-Life philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1872). It is a residential school for boys and girls.
The school campus, on ten hectares of land, securely walled, is a community of its own with staff quarters, students’ hostels, classrooms, workshops and administrative block. It also has a water borehole and stand-by generator. A network of tarred roads criss-cross the compound.