It is with great deal of enthusiasm that the entire management, staff and students welcome you to St. Finbarr’s College Akoka. A Catholic school owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, founded in 1956 by Late Rev. Fr Dennis Slattery, an Irish Missionary Priest to educate and train the young ones in basic and technical education.
The college offers a comprehensive Catholic education and an all-embracing curriculum for academic excellence and total development of its students. Each new school year brings joy, excitement and anticipation for the many great opportunities our children will experience and this 2019/2020 session will be no exception.
“We strive to provide the best educational experience possible as we cannot afford to lower the bar.”
The academic successes of our students with the support of our teachers and parents have continued to put the school on a path towards greatness with making the news as one of the best schools in the city. We strive to provide the best educational experience possible as we cannot afford to lower the bar. Our students must be able to compete with their counterparts across the globe. They deserve a world class education and at St. Finbarr’s College, he will receive it. Do have a great time surfing our website.
Rev Fr. D.J Slattery came to Nigeria in 1939 where he initially served in a parish in the Yoruba inland town in the Western Region. He was later posted to St Gregory’s College Obalende as a teacher and eventually, the games master of the school. He later became the Editor of the Catholic Herald in Mushin. During this period, he thought of establishing a unique school. His dream became a reality in 1956 with the birth of the first bilateral technical cum grammar school in the country comprising of 6 students known as “the first six”.Read more
wonderful testimonies from parents about St. Finbarr's College Akoka
“I’m happy that my son is opportune to be a part of this great college. My husband and I are happy we took the decision. We’re happy with the improvement we’ve seen so far. ”
Mrs Anthonia NnaebueMother
“St. Finbarr’s College is a dream come true. A reputable school and I’m glad my son is here”
Hon. Owoeye AdedejiFather
“I had heard about the school a long time ago. The quality education prompted me to enroll my son. I’m satisfied with the quality of education in the school. The discipline being inculcated in the students is standard.”
Mr. Dapo ElegbeFather
“St. Finbarr’s is a wonderful school. In all ramification, St. Finbarr’s College is worth reckoning with. It is the greatest amongst the schools in Lagos State.”
Mrs Jane AdesewoMother
“St. Finbarr’s College is an amazing school. A school where a child is trained to be a total package. I’m a proud parent.”
Barr. Lauretta SuleMother