About Us

About us

who we are

Crescent Schools commenced operations on the 4th October, 1981. It has been 40 years of formidable growth. The school with its EYFS, Primary and Secondary sections was founded by a small group of young professional Muslim ladies under the name “The Muslim Ladies’ Circle”.

Our Mission

To Every Child a Personal Commitment, to Motivate, to Mould for a Greater Tomorrow.

Our Vision

To be a school that gives balanced education well rooted in Islamic etiquettes such that can compete favourably anywhere in the world.


Knowledge, Faith and Good Deeds


Virtue, Creativity and Excellence


Among the members of the Board of Governors are:

  1. Dr. Abdullah Jibril Oyekan MFR

After receiving education at arguably the best institutions at that time, King’s College, Lagos; the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, with a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the latter. Having acquired decades of experience and international exposure in the top echelon of the Nigerian Federal Civil Service; now possesses proven managerial skills and ability to function locally, internationally, independently, in a team and within or outside an organisation. He is currently the Chancellor of the University of Ilorin.

  1. Alhaja Lateefah Modupeola Okunnu OFR

Alhaja L. M. Okunnu served the government at both state and federal levels. She was Assistant Lecturer, Federal Advanced Teachers’ College from 1964 – 1970. Between 1970 and 1977, she served as the Education Officer (Chief Inspector of Education in charge of Teacher Training) Lagos State Ministry of Education.
She became an Administrative Officer Grade 1 in the Lagos State Civil Service in 1977. In 1980, she was transferred to the Federal Civil Service as Administrative Officer Grade II and Principal Secretary in-charge of commodity boards in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
Alhaja Okunnu rose to the Administrative Officer grade 1 and Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the Budget Affairs and later Ministry of Finance. In 1986, she was appointed Permanent Secretary and later Director General in Political Affairs Office of the Cabinet Office.
She became the Deputy Governor of Lagos State in 1990 and in 1992 was appointed Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the National Republican Convention; a position she occupied till April 1993 when the party’s Executive Council took over. She retired from the Federal Civil Service, 1994.
Alhaja  Okunnu has had various ad-hoc appointments.

  1. Alhaja Fatima Mahmud-Oyekan

Upon the successful completion of her education up to the tertiary level at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Alhaja Oyekan worked with the Nigerian Television Authority as a producer of a Children’s programme “Under-Fives” 1977-1978; lecturer, Federal School of Arts & Science 1981-1982 and Head of Schools, Crescent Schools, July 1982-March 2014. She has ever been a member of the Board of Governors of the school till date.

  1. Alhaji Aliyu K. Gudaji

A Senior Manager at the Electricity Management Services Company of Nigeria (formerly PHCN), Alhaji Gudaji received his primary education at Arewa Primary School Kazaure 1975-1980; his secondary education at Government Secondary School, Kazaure 1980-1985; School of Technology, Kano 1985-1988; Kaduna Polytechnic 1990-1993 and then University of Lagos 2004-2005. He has attended various advanced courses in Nigeria and abroad.

  1. Mrs. K. A. Araoye

As an accomplished banker and effective human resources manager, Mrs. Araoye attended close to 70 professional courses having received academic training at the Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School, Surulere, Lagos 1974-1979; Federal School of Arts & Science, Victoria Island, Lagos 1979-1980; University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Osun State 1981-1985; and then University of Lagos, Akoka 1986-1987.

Mrs. Araoye is a member of a number of professional bodies such as IPM Nigeria, CIPD London, CIBN Nigeria, SHRM, etc. She served as a member of CBN Committee on Automated Clearing House (1989), CBN Committee on Settlement Banking (2004-2005), CBN Committee on Real Time Cross Settlement (1990), International Chamber of Commerce, Banking Committee (2006-2011), Capacity Building and Certification Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (2013-2014), Development and Services Committee, CIBN (2013-2014), Selection and Screening Committee for the CIBN Mentoring Programme (2014), etc.

 6. Dr. Abdulazeez Abioye Lawal

Dr. A. A. Lawal attended the following educational Institutions with dates:

Ansar-Ud-Deen High School, Isiwo, Ogun State, Nigeria – 1973-1978

Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Lagos State, Nigeria – 1979-1981

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria – 1981-1984

University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria – 1990-1991

University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria – 1995-2005

Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria – 2000-2005

Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus, 2008-2009

  Positions Held by Dr. A. A. Lawal

Rector, Lagos State Polytechnic – 2011

Director, School of Part-time Studies, Lagos State Polytechnic – 1999-2001 & 2010-2011

Dean, School of Management and Business Studies, Lagos State Polytechnic – 2005-2007

Chairman, Lagos State Polytechnic Admissions Committee – 200-2001 & 2010-2011

Head of Department, Business Administration, Lagos State Polytechnic – 1995-1999

Coordinator, Business Studies, Lagos State Polytechnic – 1997-1998

Chairman, Examination Malpractice Committee, Lagos State Polytechnic – 1999-2000

Member, Rector’s Advisory Committee on Students’ Welfare – 1999-2000


1          Crescent Schools, we build on God
Crescent Schools, we all hail thee
And with songs and laughter too
Our young hearts are filled with joy
As we learn to work and play
We learn to live in harmony
Crescent Schools, we build on God
Crescent Schools, we all hail thee
Crescent Schools, the school of joy
Crescent Schools, the school of hope
2          Young we are and able to
The future lies in our hands
Eager we are to excel 
In Arts and Science and in Sports
And to strive with all our might
As a pride to our great nation
Crescent Schools, we build on God
Crescent Schools, we all hail thee
Crescent Schools, the school of joy
Crescent Schools, the school of hope
3          Though we strive and yet we pray
For the mercy of our Lord
That those behind us coming so
Will keep the Crescent star so bright
And indeed we surge ahead
And indeed we are the best
Crescent Schools, we build on God
Crescent Schools, we all hail thee
Crescent Schools, the school of joy
Crescent Schools, the school of hope
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