Indian Language School

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The Main entrance to Indian Language School, established in 1982

The Indian Language School or I.L.S. was established in Lagos, Nigeria in 1982 in light of the growing Indian community in the city.

It was originally set up in a residential neighborhood at 11 Johnson Street, Illupeju. The school began as converted residences — cramped with three floors, a playground, a basketball court and volleyball court. Over the past few years, the school has expanded significantly, acquiring nearby properties, thus catering to the large number of students that enroll with the school each year.


Approximately 3,000 students are registered. The school surrogates the Central Board of Secondary Education and helps Indian students residing overseas to transition into higher education programs. The school has several sports events like basketball, football, table tennis, badminton, cricket and volleyball. It provides students an opportunity to explore a diverse range of possibilities both academic and extra-curricular. It has a basketball court and a volleyball court while table tennis is played in a separate part of the building. A separate nearby residence has been bought by the school, where a five-a-side football field has been constructed along with a badminton court.

The school has an Interact Club with the president as Tina Sood. The initiative of the Interact Club was taken up by school head boy Raghav Raj Savara.

The school follows the CBSE board of education. The textbooks used by the students are provided by the NCERT. There are almost 150 teachers. The languages taught to the students are English, Hindi, and the choice of the third language is between Tamil, French and Sanskrit. Only class 6 and above have to learn a third language. The other subjects include Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Accountancy, Business Studies, English, and Computer lessons.

Office Bearers[edit]

Academic Year Head Boy Head Girl
2015 - 2016 Raghav Raj Savara Radha Parikh
2014 - 2015 Aayush Chatterjee Tanya Rupani
2013 - 2014 Vivek Sood Divya Ramchandani
2012 - 2013 Vivek Ganesh Rucha Deshpande
2011 - 2012 Somnath Deshmukh Preetika Nair
2010 - 2011 Vishal Kirpalani Amrath Sait
2009 - 2010 Parth Bhatt Sheena Sood
2008 - 2009 Vinayak Chopra Harshitha Krishnan
2007 - 2008 Prasad Raghu Tanya Tandon
2006 - 2007 Naveen Mathew Gitanjali Ramchandani
2005 - 2006 Rahul Sawlani Ramya S Palachola
2004 - 2005 Rohit Deshpande Ananya Tandon
2003 - 2004 Dinesh Gianchandani Suvish Melanta
2002 - 2003 Madhav Jagannathan Sreelakshmi Leeladharan
2001 - 2002 Siddharth Kacher Esha Khullar
2000 - 2001 Balachandran Kuttapuram Aditi Gupta
1999 - 2000 Kim D'Souza Payal Kapoor
1998 - 1999 S Krishnamoorthy Shirpa Kashyap
1997 - 1998 Tarun Nagrani Maansi Kumar
1996 - 1997 Aninda Bhunia Amita Mallya
1995 - 1996 Dinesh Khialani Nisha Girglani

Official publications[edit]

I.L.S. runs an annual magazine feature 'Flying High' , illustrating the events of the past year. It includes articles written by the students and the teachers. First published in 1986, it has been become an integral part of the school.

The MPH(Multi Purpose Hall) as seen in September 2015.

In 2008 a monthly newsletter iVoice was started. It was started by four students: Aman Gulati, Arshi Agarwal, Satarupa Ray and Prasad Raghu, and was headed by Mrs. Vani. It is solely maintained by the students and has gained huge popularity. It is usually four pages and includes articles, jokes, polls, crossword puzzles, and the occasional distorted picture (of a well-known student) which has to be identified by the students. Editors of iVoice have been Yash Siddharth (2008), Raveena Lokur (2009), Garima Lakhanpal (2010), Nikhil Wadhwa (2011), while the current editor is Anushka Sen (2015) and the teacher in charge is Mrs Mitali Mukhopadhyay.

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