BRIEF HISTORY

St. Francis Catholic Secondary School (SFCSS), Idimu, is a Catholic school run by the North-West African Province of the Society of Jesus. It was founded in 1990 by a Jesuit priest, Fr. Francis Cusimano, S.J. the first set of students arrived in January 1991.

 

The School is located in Idimu, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. It stands on a six-acre piece of land that was donated to the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos by the royal family of Idimu, the Olorunfunmi Family. Fr, Francis Cusimano, S.J., was at that time the parish priest of Christ the King Catholic Church, Ilasamaja.

 

Though a Muslim family, the Olorunfunmi family has high regards Catholic education. It desired a Catholic Secondary School that would cater for the educational needs of the Idimu community and its environs. The construction of a small classroom block on the by Fr. Francis Cusimano, S.J, and the admission of the first set of students on 2nd January, 1991, marked the beginning of the realization of that dream for a quality Catholic education.

 

Today, St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Idimu, has grown in leaps and bounds as evidenced by our many students and staff with modern classroom blocks. It has become a preference point for quality education in Alimosho Local Government Area and beyond.

 

The North-West African Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) finally took control of the school when it was separated from the control of the parish priest of St. Francis Catholic Church. This lead to the appointment of a Jesuit priest as the school Administrator in September, 2005. Prior to this appointment, a lay principal administered the school, under the supervision of the parish priest of St. Francis Catholic Church.

 

Our founder, Fr. Francis Cusimano, S.J, Died in the 18th November, 1998. But his spirit lives on in the mission of the North-West African Province of the Society of Jesus to ensure that St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Idimu, sustains the Olorunfunmi Family’s desire and lives up to the school’s mission.