Government College Ibadan is one of the reputable schools in Nigeria. It has been for years. And it is one secondary school that has produced very many prominent Nigerians who have dominated the various fields of endeavour like Medicine, Engineering, Law, the Arts, and even the Civil Service.
The school is situated at the Apata area of Ibadan. It is an all male school with a powerful Old Boys network that cuts across the various generations.
Lets tell you a little about some of those great Nigerians that have come out of GCI. One of them is Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka. There is also former Super Perm Secretary in the old Western State, Chief C.S.O. Akande, late Chief Lekan Are, ace Broadcaster, Dr. Christopher Kolade, Prof. Bamiro, Prof. Onadeko, (former D.G. of Law School), Chief Olu Falomo, (former PR guru), ace Broadcaster Yanju Adegbite, Mr. Ayo Oladundoye (former M.D. of Chartered Bank), Mr. Fola Adebisi Sonubi, Tam Brisibe (ex-Chief of Staff to Delta Governor).
Lets tell you about others like Adetokunbo Ogundeyin, Lagos Lawyer, Dr. Wale Babalakin, Engr. Fadahunsin, Eng. Oyebolu.
Do you know that Engr. Femi Babalola, the owner of Jogor Centre in Ibadan is an old boy of GCI? Yes, he is. So also Mr Wole Akinterinwa, Prof. Yomi Akinyeye (Pro of History, UNILAG, late Mr. Adeoye Roluga.
Let us also tell you about Otunba Lekan Bello, and Chief Femi Oduntan. So, also Chief Sola Adeeyo and Sir Victor Gbolade Osibodu (Vigeo boss). The school has produced top generals. One is Air Commodore Gabriel Esho, (ex-Chief of Air Staff and Air Commodore Falope.
Glo topshot, Mr. Adewale Sangowanwa attended GCI, so also Seye Fadahunsi, the son of Engr. Fadahunsi.
Mr. Yemi Dipeolu, the Economic Adviser to VP Osinbajo is an Old Boy, just like Olumide Onakoya (former MD Mobil), Mr Olubunmi Oni (the former Cadbury MD) also attended GCI. There are others like Architect Dapo Sonala, Engr. Segun Kehinde, Chief (Engr) Odutola, Yomi Jones (former M.D. Nigeria Airways), Biodun Jolaoso (the DG N.I.M).
Let us also tell you about Prof. Jide Owoeye, the founder of Lead City University and popular Lagos Law, Chief Mobolaji Ayorinde (SAN). Popular politician, Chief Bisi Ilaka is an old boy, so also Senator Tolu Odebiyi, Dr. Jide Adedeji, late Gyneacologist, Dr. Adenuga, late Justice Akinola Aguda.
Do you know that Professor Adetokunbo Olusegun Fabanwo is an Old Boy of GCI? He is, we can tell you that for free.
Chief Adegoke Adelabu (popularly called Penkelemesi) is also an Old Boy of GCI. He was one of the very brilliant students of the school in his set, just like Prof. Modupe Olatubosun (former D.G. NISER) and Dr. Omololu Olunloyo, (the great politician and former Governor of Oyo State.
There are others like Chief J.B. Ojo, Prof. Olanrewaju Onadeko, Senator Zacheaus Okanronmu, Prof. Akinwale of MIT and Segun Adedeji of COREN, former Oba of Benin King Erediuwa is an Old Boy of GCI.
Let us also tell you about Major Gen. Olutoye (who is now a king), Chief Gabriel Akinola Akindeko (former Minister in the good old days), Chief Ayo Rosiji, Chief Hope Harriman (Real Estate player), Ambassador Leslie Harriman and Chief Feyide (the 1st OPEC Secretary General).
Lets tell you about Chief Ajibola Ogunsola (the former PUNCH Chairman). He is a distinguished Nigeria. There is also Air Vice-Marshall Olufemi Soewu (rtd), Mr. Akin Osuntoki, Prof. Ayo Ogunye (Prof. of Chemical Engineering), Eng. Femi Odumosu (the MD, Ogun-Osun River Basin Authority, and Col. Togun.
Do you remember the entertainer Lagbaja? He is an Old Boy. Then, Alex Conde (the super DJ and Radio presenter) and Seun Oyefeso, Chief Babajide Olatunde Agbeja and Teju Oyeleye.