About Us

chairman Basil Schools This is an Invitation to visit us at Basil International Schools, Ilupeju, Lagos.

Since 1974, Basil International Schools (Formerly Iyaniwura School and Basil College), have been in the forefront of children’s education in Ilupeju, and always breaking new frontiers. We are proud that Alumni of the Schools are today very accomplished in their various areas of endeavour, within Nigeria and in Diaspora. We are developing on this foundation by identifying new and exciting frontiers and bringing them to your doorstep.


The Governors are committed to the continued improvement and the development of the schools and it is our aim to make Basil Schools a place of the highest academic achievement and unrivalled student care.


As you view these website pages; you will be introduced to our “mission and vision”. We tell you about our management, curriculum and facilities. Nonetheless you will need to visit us to see for yourself! We are therefore hopeful that you can find the time to visit us. The Head of Schools and staff are ready to WELCOME you at any time.


I thank you for your interest in Basil International Schools.


L. Bisade Biobaku
Chairman, Board of Governors


OUR MISSION…………………….. “Seeking the Best for Each Child”
Our Mission Statement was selected to convey the Core Values of the Schools. We seek to bring out the best in each child whilst delivering to them excellent academic training and Life skills. Each child’s ability will be recognised and developed so that they can achieve their full potential.

At Basil International Schools we are committed to promoting the highest possible standards of teaching and learning. We will always put the best interest of the children at the heart of everything we do.

Highlights of our vision include:-

  • B  - BEHAVIOUR – Instilling the highest standards of behaviour, discipline, fair play and integrity in our pupils and students; and the highest possible standards of professionalism in our staff

  • A- A CURRICULUM that is planned, differentiated, stimulating  and technology based taught in a safe and well-ordered environment
  • S – SUCCESS – We expect, recognise and celebrate success
  • I – INNOVATION – We want to encourage innovation, so that all members of Basil International Schools are able to develop the skills and confidence to cope with the demands of the twenty-first century.
  • L- LIFE LONG LEARNING – Provide a solid Foundation for Life-Long Learning



Head of SchoolsThe School is governed by a Board of Governors. The day to day management of the Schools is by the Head of Schools, Mrs Abimbola Biobaku. She is assisted by The Schools Co-ordinator who manages and co-ordinates the three arms – Secondary, Primary and Preschool. The College is headed by a Principal.

Our teachers are well qualified, dedicated and professionals. The school invests in staff training as we believe continuous professional development is essential for the maintenance of our educational standards here at Basil.


We have clear structured guidelines on behaviour and personal discipline. Basil code of behaviour is spelt out and ensured from pre-school. From the early ages, pupils are taught manners and simple courtesies and they acquire more behavioural patterns as they progress in the different levels.  Rudeness is not tolerated and neither is bullying of fellow pupils.


We are a secular school and we welcome children of all religions. The key tenants of life in Basil Schools are:

  • Show consideration and love to others (treat others as you would like to be treated)
  • Respect your peers and elders and differences between individuals
  • Godliness
  • Moral Uprightness
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Hard work
  • Courtesy