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Muslim School Wins Best Quality Education Award

An Islamic school in Lagos , Nigeria, has been rated the best at the West African Quality Education Awards (Muslim Schools Category) for the year 2023.

The Lekki Muslim Nursery and Primary Schools (LMS) received the award at a special ceremony held at the banquet hall, Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.

“It gives me great pleasure to celebrate this award by the Lekki Muslim School, on behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Lekki Muslim Ummah, I congratulate the Lekki Muslim Ummah (LEMU) School Governing Board, the School Management in general and the School Administrator in particular on this very heartwarming recognition,” said Alhaji Sola Labinjo, LEMU president, Daily Trust reported

“However, I wish to admonish the management of the School, not to be complacent as our goal is yet to be attained and the best is yet to come,” he advised.

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The award comes after months of monitoring the activities of the school since September 2022. Organizers also said they sent observers to pose as potential parents to choose the winner of the award.


Alhaji Adeniji Kazeem (SAN), chairman, Board of Governors and former attorney general of Lagos State, praised the school for its remarkable achievement.

“The mandate of the Board of Governors is to ensure quality and standard of excellence. This award has confirmed the effort of the BOG in achieving this mandate,” he said.

Lekki Muslim Nursery and Primary School commenced operations in September 2016. It is a high quality school approved by the Lagos State Government Office of Education Quality Assurance.

In addition to excellent schools, there are several other success stories of Nigerian Muslim students worldwide.

Fareedah Oyolola from Lagos, Nigeria, was named one of the world’s brightest students by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) in August 2021.

Saheela Ibraheem, Nigerian Muslim girl, has also reserved a place among “The World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers” list.